- Published: 05 July 2011 05 July 2011
The Front Cover
One of today’s hot topics in energy policy and its economics is the reduction of uncertainties in wind resource assessment and forecasting. The article on page 7 provides details of the state of the art for wind tunnel modelling for atmospheric flow over topography. The image on the cover shows Laser–Doppler anemometry used for non-intrusive flow measurements. Two beams are made to intersect at their waists (focal points). Hazer particles pass through the fringes. Doppler equivalent frequency-shift of the scattered light is measured and the velocity of the fluid can be calculated.