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Comparison of offshore wind park sites using SAR wind measurement techniques

Schneiderhan, Tobias and Lehner, Susanne and Schulz-Stellenfleth, Johannes and Horstmann, Jochen (2005) Comparison of offshore wind park sites using SAR wind measurement techniques. Meteorological Applications, 12 (02), pp. 101-110. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/S1350482705001659.

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Wind farming has grown rapidly in Europe over the last decade. All European countries with shallow coastal waters and strong mean coastal wind speeds are planning or already constructing offshore wind farms. Large parts of the North Sea and Baltic Sea are being investigated to see whether they are suitable for offshore wind parks. In this study we show how satellite images taken by space-borne radar sensors can be used to determine mesoscale wind fields and thus help in the task of planning offshore wind farms. High-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images acquired by the European remote sensing satellite ERS-2 showing single wind turbines are investigated. The methods for retrieving high-resolution wind fields from SAR images are explained and statistical comparisons of wind speed and wind direction at the two offshore wind park sites in the North Sea, Horns Rev and Butendiek, are given.

Document Type:Article
Title:Comparison of offshore wind park sites using SAR wind measurement techniques
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schneiderhan, TobiasUNSPECIFIED
Lehner, SusanneUNSPECIFIED
Schulz-Stellenfleth, JohannesUNSPECIFIED
Horstmann, JochenGKSS
Journal or Publication Title:Meteorological Applications
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 101-110
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Keywords:SAR wind measurement
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung und Erprobung von Verfahren zur Gewässerfernerkundung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Deposited By: Bärbel Bolowski
Deposited On:10 Feb 2006
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 22:20

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