Special Issue "Spatial and Temporal Variation of the Wind Resource"


A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Simon J. Watson
Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Holywell Park, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK
Website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/eese/ourpeople/staff/academics/professors/watson-simon.html
E-Mail: s.j.watson@lboro.ac.uk
Phone: +44 1509 635348
Fax: +44 1509 635341
Interests: wind power; wind resource assessment; wind turbine wake modeling; climate change impacts on wind energy; integration of renewable energy into networks; wind turbine condition monitoring

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The economic viability of a proposed wind power development is dependent on a detailed and accurate knowledge of the expected wind resource. Just as important is the expected variability in space and time over the region of interest. Wind farms are being sited in ever more challenging areas including areas of complex orography, near forests, close to buildings and offshore. These environments present particular challenges in assessing the resource. A typical wind farm may be operational for 20 years or more and a clear understanding of the temporal variation in wind speeds over such periods is equally as important. This Special Issue of Resources will examine the measurements, methods and models being employed to increase our understanding of the wind resource. This may include topics such as the latest research in ground-based and remote sensing of wind resource, the application of global, mesoscale and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models, climate modelling, wind tunnel measurements and statistical approaches to wind resource assessment. Submissions which cover the integration of some of these topics, e.g. coupling between mesoscale and CFD models are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Simon J. Watson
Guest Editor


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  • wind
  • resource
  • variability
  • models
  • measurements
  • methodologies
  • CFD
  • mesoscale
  • climate
  • wind tunnel

Published Papers (4 papers)

by , ,  and
Resources 2014, 3(2), 454-470; doi:10.3390/resources3020454
Received: 2 December 2013; in revised form: 6 April 2014 / Accepted: 5 May 2014 / Published: 26 May 2014
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by , ,  and
Resources 2014, 3(1), 215-234; doi:10.3390/resources3010215
Received: 29 November 2013; in revised form: 29 January 2014 / Accepted: 18 February 2014 / Published: 27 February 2014
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by  and
Resources 2014, 3(1), 81-105; doi:10.3390/resources3010081
Received: 3 December 2013; in revised form: 25 December 2013 / Accepted: 8 January 2014 / Published: 23 January 2014
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by ,  and
Resources 2013, 2(3), 370-384; doi:10.3390/resources2030370
Received: 19 July 2013; in revised form: 5 August 2013 / Accepted: 23 August 2013 / Published: 3 September 2013
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Last update: 14 April 2014

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