Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3797–3819, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3797-2019

Special issue: Flow in complex terrain: the Perdigão campaigns (WES/ACP/AMT...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3797–3819, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3797-2019

Research article 25 Mar 2019

Research article | 25 Mar 2019

Characterizing wind gusts in complex terrain

Frederick Letson et al.

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Wind gusts are a key driver of aerodynamic loading, and common approximations used to describe wind gust behavior may not be appropriate in complex terrain at heights relevant to wind turbines and other structures. High-resolution observations from sonic anemometers and vertically pointing Doppler lidars collected in the Perdigão experiment are analyzed to provide a foundation for improved wind gust characterization in complex terrain.
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