Application of Meteorological Data in Computational Modelling of Wind over Real Terrain Topography

  • K. WędołowskiEmail author
  • K. Bajer
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 141)


Owners of wind farms are interested in both annual mean wind speed and in forecasting wind speed for a few days. Considerable research effort is focused on computational modelling for wind energy assessment [1]. Local winds are influenced by synoptic situation as well as by specific topography. Therefore one should couple a Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model with additional small scale model. Especially in a complex terrain dependence of the local flow on the wind direction cannot be neglected. In this study we analyse this phenomenon for a particular site in a moderately complex terrain.


Wind Speed Digital Elevation Model Wind Turbine Wind Farm Complex Terrain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational ModellingWarsaw UniversityWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of PhysicsWarsaw UniversityWarsawPoland

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