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Three-Dimensional Wind Profiling of Offshore Wind Energy Areas With Airborne Doppler LidarA technique has been developed for imaging the wind field over offshore areas being considered for wind farming. This is accomplished with an eye-safe 2-micrometer wavelength coherent Doppler lidar installed in an aircraft. By raster scanning the aircraft over the wind energy area (WEA), a three-dimensional map of the wind vector can be made. This technique was evaluated in 11 flights over the Virginia and Maryland offshore WEAs. Heights above the ocean surface planned for wind turbines are shown to be within the marine boundary layer, and the wind vector is seen to show variation across the geographical area of interest at turbine heights.
Document ID
20140006224
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Koch, Grady J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Beyon, Jeffrey Y. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Cowen, Larry J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Kavaya, Michael J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Grant, Michael S. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 27, 2014
Publication Date
March 20, 2014
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Subject Category
Energy Production and Conversion
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Report/Patent Number
NF1676L-17650
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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