Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2645–2662, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2645-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2645–2662, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2645-2020

Model evaluation paper 16 Jun 2020

Model evaluation paper | 16 Jun 2020

Simulated wind farm wake sensitivity to configuration choices in the Weather Research and Forecasting model version 3.8.1

Jessica M. Tomaszewski and Julie K. Lundquist

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Short summary
Wind farms can briefly impact the nearby environment by reducing wind speeds and mixing warmer air down to the surface. The wind farm parameterization (WFP) in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model is a tool that numerically simulates wind farms and these meteorological impacts. We highlight the importance of choice in model settings and find that sufficiently fine vertical and horizontal grids with turbine turbulence are needed to accurately simulate wind farm meteorological impacts.