JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

H (Human Geosciences) » H-RE Resource and Engineering Geology

[H-RE18] [JJ] Use of earth science data toward effective applications in renewable energy

Mon. May 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 202 (International Conference Hall 2F)

convener:Hideaki Ohtake(National Institute of advanced industrial and technology), Fumichika Uno(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Teruhisa Shimada(Graduate School of Science and Technology, Hirosaki University), Daisuke Nohara(Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry), Chairperson:Hideaki Ohtake(National Institute of advanced industrial and technology)

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

[HRE18-01] Impact of orographically-induced winds to the offshore wind resource around northern Japan

*Teruhisa Shimada1 (1.Graduate School of Science and Technology, Hirosaki University)

Keywords:offshore wind, wind energy, northern Japan, satellite observation

Wind resource assessments have shown high potential for wind energy in northern Japan. In regions where large wind resources are estimated, previous studies suggest that orographically-induced winds often occur. However, more observational studies are necessary to obtain detailed pictures of the orographically-induced winds and understanding of generation mechanism is required. With an increase in development of offshore wind energy and installation of offshore wind power plants, meteorological studies are increasingly required to estimate offshore wind resource, to understand the variation in the wind energy, and to predict the wind power output. Therefore, this study presents the orographically-induced winds around northern Japan and their occurrence mechanisms, and discusses contribution of the orographically-induced winds to regional wind resource.