Wide Area Wind Field Monitoring Status & Results

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Volume-scanning elastic has been investigated as a means to derive 3D dynamic wind fields for characterization and monitoring of wind energy sites. An eye-safe volume-scanning lidar system was adapted for volume imaging of aerosol concentrations out to a range of 300m. Reformatting of the lidar data as dynamic volume images was successfully demonstrated. A practical method for deriving 3D wind fields from dynamic volume imagery was identified and demonstrated. However, the natural phenomenology was found to provide insufficient aerosol features for reliable wind sensing. The results of this study may be applicable to wind field measurement using injected aerosol tracers.

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Marchant, Alan & Simmons, Jed September 30, 2011.

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Volume-scanning elastic has been investigated as a means to derive 3D dynamic wind fields for characterization and monitoring of wind energy sites. An eye-safe volume-scanning lidar system was adapted for volume imaging of aerosol concentrations out to a range of 300m. Reformatting of the lidar data as dynamic volume images was successfully demonstrated. A practical method for deriving 3D wind fields from dynamic volume imagery was identified and demonstrated. However, the natural phenomenology was found to provide insufficient aerosol features for reliable wind sensing. The results of this study may be applicable to wind field measurement using injected aerosol tracers.

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  • Report No.: DOE/EE0002734-1
  • Grant Number: EE0002734
  • DOI: 10.2172/1035563 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1035563
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc843548

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Marchant, Alan & Simmons, Jed. Wide Area Wind Field Monitoring Status & Results, report, September 30, 2011; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc843548/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.