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The Perdigao project

The experiment focused on a number of science issues. For each one, a set of hypotheses was developed and approaches to test them were outlined. Table below summarizes the science questions that are being addressed by the individual science teams.

Lead - University of Notre-Dame

Co-Lead - University of Colorado 

Flow Dynamics Perdigao

Fig:  Various Flow Dynamics occurring in Perdigao.  Courtesy: Joe Fernando

NTopic TitleLeadParticipants
1

Multi-scale flow interactions in complex terrain

Fernando Notre Dame Group
2

Influence of terrain heterogeneity

Fernando Notre Dame Group
3

Gap flows

Fernando Notre Dame Group
4

Transitions and diurnal cycle of the atmospheric boundary layer, and interactions between valley flows and boundary layer flow above

Klien University of Oklahoma
5

Impacts of surface inhomogeneity

Barthelmie Cornell University
6

Flow-turbine interactions and wake flows

Barthelmie

Cornell University

7

Inflow, flow-turbine interaction, wake flow

Gerz DLR
8

Modeling

Palma UPORTO
9

Weather-dependent sound patterns around a wind turbine

Gerz DLR
10

Intermittent turbulence and turbulence dissipation rate measurements

Lundquist Colorado University Boulder
11

Flow-turbine interactions, especially interaction of wake with coherent structures

Ludquist

Colorado University Boulder

12

Mesoscale-microscale modeling

Chow University of California Berkley
13

Wind energy resource estimation by measurements and models

Mann DTU