Observational Assessment of Metocean Conditions in the WFIP3 Region

Prakash Mohan, Nicola Bodini, Raghu Krishnamurthy, Andrew Kumler

Research output: NRELPresentation


The WFIP3 project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, is aimed at improving our understanding of the physics of the atmosphere and ocean that dictate the structure and variability of the wind resource within the MABL. As part of the project, a long-term offshore field campaign will take place along the U.S. East Coast to provide an unprecedented characterization of the MABL in the vicinity of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island wind energy lease areas. The unprecedented observational data set collected in the WFIP3 field campaign will allow intensive numerical modeling development and validation efforts. To inform the field campaign design and the preliminary studies associated with it, here we perform a characterization of the MABL and ocean conditions by leveraging available observations in the region.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA)/WindTech 2023 Conference, 30 October - 1 November 2023, Denver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-2C00-86354


  • lidars
  • offshore wind
  • WFIP3


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