Meso-Microscale Coupling



The Mesoscale to Microscale Coupling project is a 6-year collaborative effort involving Pacific Northwest National Lab, National Renewable Energy Lab, and Lawrence Livermore National Lab as well as NCAR and funded by DOE’s Wind Energy Technology Office. The project objective is to develop, verify, and validate physical models and modeling techniques the bridge the most important atmospheric scales that determine wind plant performance and reliability as well as to aid wind plant optimization. The team has developed a set of high-performance-computing-based multiscale wind plant simulation tools that provide knowledge of complex atmospheric flow characteristics. These tools have been tested in a variety of atmospheric and terrain conditions, both for onshore and offshore wind plants.

Mesoscale to Microscale Coupling Project


DOE Wind Energy Technology Office



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Amy DeCastro

Assoc Scientist II


Sue Ellen Haupt

Senior Scientist, Deputy Director Research Applications Laboratory