American WAKE experimeNt


AWAKEN is an international, multi-institutional wind energy field campaign designed to answer the most pressing science questions about how individual wind turbines interact with one another and the atmosphere in a wind farm. AWAKEN will gather observational data from wind farms to validate wind power plant models and advance the industry’s understanding of how a wind farm operates. BLISS researchers are interested in understanding how the boundary layer evolves in the presence of the large scale wind farm and the impacts this can have on processes including nocturnal low-level jets, air-mass boundaries, and convection initiation.

Funding Agencies



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