Special Issue "Wind Resource Assessment"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Christopher Jung
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Guest Editor
Environmental Meteorology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Werthmannstrasse 10, D-79085 Freiburg, Germany
Interests: wind resource assessment; renewable energy; environment; climatology; statistics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wind energy is expected to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In order to exploit the enormous potential of wind energy, it is necessary to find new locations suitable for wind turbine installations.

To describe the suitability of an area for utilizing wind energy, the concept of wind energy potential is used. The wind energy potential is hierarchically split up into meteorological (resource) potential, geographical potential, technological potential, economic potential, and implementation potential. Wind resource assessment is complicated by the intermittent and stochastic nature of the wind. Modeling the wind resources requires mature techniques to handle its great spatiotemporality variability.

Manuscript submissions focusing on any topic of optimizing wind resource assessment are welcome and encouraged. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Meteorological, geographical, technical, and/or economic wind potential
  • Spatial wind resource modeling
  • Wind turbine and wind farm siting optimization
  • Wind speed distribution fitting
  • Wind resource under climate change
  • Temporal variability of wind energy
  • Possibilities to buffer the volatility of wind energy
  • Effects of repowering on wind energy yield
  • Development of scenarios to achieve certain wind energy shares
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation potential
  • Wind shear
  • Role of air density in wind energy assessment
  • Onshore wind energy
  • Offshore wind energy
Dr. Christopher Jung
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Resources is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • wind energy
  • wind turbines
  • wind potential
  • wind speed distribution
  • wind farm
  • repowering

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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