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Title: Assessing the dependence of surface layer atmospheric stability on measurement height at offshore locations
Authors: Argyle, Peter
Watson, Simon J.
Keywords: Atmospheric stability
Monin-Obulchov similarity theory
Wind-speed profile
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: ARGYLE, P. and WATSON, S.J., 2014. Assessing the dependence of surface layer atmospheric stability on measurement height at offshore locations. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 131 pp. 88-99.
Abstract: Incorporating atmospheric stability into wind resource assessment modelling is becoming more common. This study investigates some of the challenges associated with calculating stability in the offshore environment. Data are analysed from meteorological masts FINO1 and FINO3 in the German North Sea using measurements at three different heights and results show significant differences in stability assessment depending on which combination of heights are used. All methods show the North Sea to be very unstable for the majority of the time, although by ignoring wind and thermal data from below 50m, the atmosphere appears more stable, indicating the presence of a marine internal boundary layer. Even 80km out to sea, it is suggested FINO3 still feels the effects of land, and it is clear the height of the atmospheric surface layer effects wind speed measurements under certain conditions.
Description: This was published in the Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2014.06.002
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (Grant no.: EP/H018662/1) and an EPSRC CASE Award.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2014.06.002
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17729
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2014.06.002
ISSN: 0167-6105
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