Special Issue "Energy Meteorology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: remote sensing of surface radiation; clouds and aerosols; sensor calibration; methods for "merging" in situ data with remote sensing data
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Energy Meteorology is an increasing field of research, interfacing renewable energy and atmospheric physics. Atmospheric physics is needed for the assessment and forecasting of the power output from solar and wind energy systems & mdash; and thus for the planning, monitoring, and efficient operation of these systems. Climatological data are usually used for the assessment of solar and wind energy resources, whereas near real time data and forecast of atmospheric variables are needed for the prediction of fluctuating power outputs. Thus, Energy Meteorology covers a wide range of methods and data.
Articles addressing methods dealing with the estimation, retrieval, or forecast of atmospheric variables relevant for renewables are welcome.
Methods can include:
- remote sensing, kriging and data fusion of atmospheric variables
- numerical weather prediction
- atmospheric motion vectors
- new observation strategies/systems
- data assimilation
The link of the methods and the derived data to solar and wind energy applications should be clearly demonstrated and discussed in the articles.
Dr. Richard Müller
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