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Recent studies have valued the potential of space-borne sensors for offshore wind resource assessment but also for the investigation of the impact of offshore wind farms on atmospheric flow in coastal seas. However, synthetic aperture radar (SAR)-derived wind fields are surface wind fields and it is thus necessary to proceed to a vertical extrapolation within the marine atmospheric boundary layer. In the article on page 7, written by Mauricio Fragoso from CLS, you can read more about SARderived kilometric wind resource assessment.
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SAR-Derived Kilometric Wind Resource Assessment
By Mauricio Fragoso, Director, Energies and Infrastructure Monitoring, CLS, France
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