Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4993–5005, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4993-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4993–5005, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4993-2020

Model description paper 22 Oct 2020

Model description paper | 22 Oct 2020

The Kinetic Energy Budget of the Atmosphere (KEBA) model 1.0: a simple yet physical approach for estimating regional wind energy resource potentials that includes the kinetic energy removal effect by wind turbines

Axel Kleidon and Lee M. Miller

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Axel Kleidon on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Aug 2020) by Simon Unterstrasser
AR by Axel Kleidon on behalf of the Authors (24 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 Aug 2020) by Simon Unterstrasser
Download
Short summary
When winds are used as renewable energy by more and more wind turbines, one needs to account for the effect of wind turbines on the atmospheric flow. The Kinetic Energy Budget of the Atmosphere (KEBA) model provides a simple, physics-based approach to account for this effect very well when compared to much more detailed numerical simulations with an atmospheric model. KEBA should be useful to derive lower, more realistic wind energy resource potentials of different regions.