Modelling of the Urban Wind Profile

  • Sven-Erik Gryning
  • Ekaterina Batchvarova
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Analysis of meteorological measurements from tall masts in rural and urban areas show that the height of the boundary layer influences the wind profile even in the lowest hundreds of meters. A parameterization of the wind profile for the entire boundary layer is formulated with emphasis on the lowest 200–300 m and presented here. Results are shown from applying the parameterization of the wind profile on independent measurements from an urban experimental campaign that was carried out in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2003.


Boundary layer height Sofia experiment wind profile urban boundary layer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven-Erik Gryning
    • 1
  • Ekaterina Batchvarova
    • 2
  1. 1.Wind Energy DepartmentRisø National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2.National Institute of Meteorology and HydrologySofiaBulgaria

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