Bryan Woods of AER presents at Offshore WINDPOWER 2012

Location: 
Virginia Beach, VA
Date: 
October 9, 2012 - October 11, 2012

AER's Bryan Woods will be presenting a poster of research on A 30-Year Wind Climatology off the Coast of Delaware From High-Resolution Numerical Weather Prediction, at AWEA Offshore Windpower Conference 2012.

The poster on A 30-Year Wind Climatology off the Coast of Delaware From High-Resolution Numerical Weather Prediction
 will  be presented on Wednesday October 10th between 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM.

The audience will be presented with a summary of the validation data used in our study. Results will be presented that indicate that only official NOAA surface observations are suitable for climatological studies. Biases in mesonet observations will be quantified as a warning to stakeholders.

The audience will be shown the added value of down-scaled numerical weather simulations versus reanalysis data. The shape of the wind distributions will be shown to be dramatically different between the two. Idealized parametrizations will be shown to be sufficient to predict surface wind speeds over the uniform ocean surface.

The audience will be introduced to the benefits of a “bootstrapping” strategy that samples a limited set of high-resolution numerical simulations based on reanalysis data. The user will gain insight in a cost-effective strategy that strikes a balance between high-resolution physics and long-term records.