Jul 6, 2019byJiannong Fang; Alexander Peringer; Mihai Sorin Stupariu; Ileana Pǎtru-Stupariu; Alexandre Buttler; Francois Golay; Fernando Porté-Agel
Many mountainous regions with high wind energy potential are characterized by multi-scale variabilities of vegetation in both spatial and time dimensions, which strongly affect the spatial distribution of wind resource and its time evolution. To this end, we developed a coupled interdisciplinary modeling framework capable of assessing the shifts in wind energy potential following land-use driven vegetation dynamics in complex mountain terrain. It was applied to a case study area in the Romanian... Topics: Atmospheric boundary layer, Digital elevation model, Land cover, Large-eddy simulation, Model...