WIPAFF - Wind Plant Far Field

The overarching project aims at delivering a contribution to reliable planning of offshore wind parks by analysing the impact of offshore wind parks in the North Sea on the regional wind field and climate.

  • Completing, validating and applying numerical and analytical simulation models for offshore wind park wake far fields (10 to 100 km).
  • Capturing and quantifying offshore wind park wakes far field effects by state-of-the-art in-situ, aircraft and satellite observations.
  • Providing the basics for decisions on further planning and constructing offshore wind parks.

Impacts which have an immediate influence on North Sea wind park yields and on the regional climate in adjacent coastal areas are in the focus of the investigations.

WIPAFF is lead by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Environmental Research

Professor Dr. Stefan Emeis, KIT

    Please check back later!

    Project partners

    KIT-Logo englisch
    • Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Environmental Research (0325783A)
    logo_hzg_cms10
    • Institute of Coastal Research (0325783C)
    logo_header_25
    • UL International GmbH (former DEWI Deutsches Windenergie-Institut) (0325783D)
    siegelband
    • Institute of Flight Guidance (0325783B)
    logo-uni-tuebingen_200x77
    • Centre for Applied Geoscience (0325783E)

    Project funding

    WIPAFF is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

    • Project number 0325783
    • Project duration 01.11.2015 – 31.10.2018
    bmwe_4c_gef_en