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-xiv
  2. Stefan Emeis
    Pages 1-8
  3. Stefan Emeis
    Pages 9-21
  4. Stefan Emeis
    Pages 23-73
  5. Stefan Emeis
    Pages 75-93
  6. Stefan Emeis
    Pages 95-133
  7. Stefan Emeis
    Pages 135-153
  8. Stefan Emeis
    Pages 155-159
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-196

About this book


This book is intended to give an introduction into the meteorological boundary conditions for power generation from the wind, onshore and offshore. It is to provide reliable meteorological information for the planning and running of this important kind of renewable energy. This includes the derivation of wind laws and wind profile descriptions, especially those above the logarithmic surface layer. Winds over complex terrain and nocturnal low-level jets are considered as well. A special chapter is devoted to the efficiency of large wind parks and their wakes.


atmospheric boundary layers meteorology of wind offshore winds physics of wind energy remote sensing of the boundary-layer flows wind energy wind parks wind profiles wind turbines

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan Emeis
    • 1
  1. 1., Institut für Meteorologie undKarlsruher Institut für TechnologieGarmisch-PartenkirchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30522-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30523-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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