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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-3181-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-3181-2023
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10 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 10 Mar 2023

Estimating hub-height wind speed based on a machine learning algorithm: implications for wind energy assessment

Boming Liu, Xin Ma, Jianping Guo, Hui Li, Shikuan Jin, Yingying Ma, and Wei Gong

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Wind energy is one of the most essential clean and renewable forms of energy in today’s world. However, the traditional power law method generally estimates the hub-height wind speed by assuming a constant exponent between surface and hub-height wind speeds. This inevitably leads to significant uncertainties in estimating the wind speed profile. To minimize the uncertainties, we here use a machine learning algorithm known as random forest to estimate the wind speed at hub height.
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