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Rebecca Figure1Modelling of Wind, Wave and Wakes for Offshore Wind Energy
Sixteen offshore wind energy lease areas are currently under active development along the US east coast and six more in the New York Bight were recently auctioned for bids of nearly $ 4.4 billion. Observational data is sparse in this region so analyses of numerical simulations pertinent to operating conditions, power and wake production are summarised and used to highlight processes that are worthy of further investigation.
 
By Rebecca J. Barthelmie, Jeanie A. Aird, Frederick Letson and Sara C. Pryor, Cornell University, USA

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