ATM Seminar: Forecasting for Wind Energy in Complex Terrain

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David SiutaThe first ATM seminar of the semester will be on Thursday, September 29, 2017 from 12:30-1:20pm in ASAC 319.

The speaker is Dr. David Siuta, the new Research Scientist in the Atmospheric Science Department at Lyndon. Dr. Siuta will talk about his experience forecasting for wind energy in the complex terrain of western Canada.

Future estimates of wind speed are used by energy planners to anticipate future electric generation by wind resources. Forecasts, however, are subject to error. This talk will provide an overview on how wind forecasts are used and attempts to reduce hub-height wind forecast error in mountainous (complex) terrain through ensemble prediction.