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TTUHRT members publish dual-Doppler radar wake study article in Wind Energy

National Wind Institute Director Dr. John Schroeder and members Dr. Brian Hirth, Scott Gunter, and Jerry Guynes had an article published in Wind Energy this month titled "Coupling Doppler radar-derived wind maps with operational turbine data to document wind farm complex flows." The authors used innovative dual-Doppler (DD) radar techniques to acquire the first known DD measurements in a utility-scale wind farm. The DD radar measurements are compared with operational turbine data and successfully projected power output for several turbines within the wind farm. The methods and results within the study have the potential to improve current wake models, enhance wind resource assessment approaches, and provide real-time wind maps that create smarter wind turbines.

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