Wind Energy Meteorology

Atmospheric Physics for Wind Power Generation

  • Stefan Emeis

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 251-255

About this book


This book offers an introduction to the meteorological boundary conditions for power generation from wind – both onshore and offshore, and provides meteorological information for the planning and running of this important renewable energy source. It includes the derivation of wind laws and wind-profile descriptions, especially those above the logarithmic surface layer, and discusses winds over complex terrains and nocturnal low-level jets. This updated and expanded second edition features new chapters devoted to the efficiency of large wind parks and their wakes and to offshore wind energy.


Physics of Wind Parks Vertical Wind Profiles Boundary-Layer Meteorology Wind Power Generation Offshore Wind Profiles Onshore Wind Power Geostrophic Winds Wind and Turbulence Profiles Mountain and Valley Winds. Analytical Model for Wind Speed Size of Wind Turbines

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan Emeis
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  1. 1.Institut für Meteorologie und KlimaforschungKarlsruher Institut für TechnologieGarmisch-PartenkirchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72858-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72859-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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