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Extreme winds in the new European Wind Atlas

: Bastine, David; Larsén, Xiaoli; Witha, Björn; Dörenkämper, Martin; Gottschall, Julia

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Institute of Physics -IOP-, London:
WindEurope conference 2018 : Within the Global Wind Summit, 25-28 September 2018, Hamburg, Germany
Bristol: IOP Publishing, 2018 (Journal of physics. Conference series 1102)
Art. 012006, 11 pp.
WindEurope Conference <2018, Hamburg>
Global Wind Summit <2018, Hamburg>
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie BMWi
0325732; NEWA
Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IWES ()

As a part of the New European Wind Atlas project, we investigate the estimation of extreme winds from mesoscale simulations. In order to take the smoothing effect of the simulations into account, a spectral correction method is applied to the data. We show that the corrected extreme wind estimates are close to the values obtained from offshore met masts. Hence, after further investigations we plan to use the examined approach as a basis for the calculation of extreme winds on the complete New European Wind Atlas, which will be publicly available at the end of the project.