Large-Eddy Simulations of the Northeastern US Coastal Marine Boundary Layer: Article No. 062038

Lawrence Cheung, Colleen Kaul, Alan Hsieh, Myra Blaylock, Matthew Churchfield

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Abstract

In this study, large eddy simulations (LES) of offshore boundary layers near the Nantucket coast are performed using Nalu-Wind. The marine boundary layer conditions are chosen to match the predominantly unstable and neutral conditions measured by the Cape Wind platform. The appropriate domain, resolution, and boundary condition settings required for the LES are established through this work. Differences between stable and unstable cases are found in the wind speed profiles, averaged statistics, and wind spectra, and explained in terms of stratification effects.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1618
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5000-78009

Keywords

  • Cape Wind
  • large-eddy simulations
  • LES
  • marine boundary layer
  • Nalu-Wind
  • Nantucket
  • offshore boundary layers

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