Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 935–946, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 935–946, 2020
Data description paper
27 Apr 2020
Data description paper | 27 Apr 2020

In situ airborne measurements of atmospheric and sea surface parameters related to offshore wind parks in the German Bight

Astrid Lampert et al.

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With the research aircraft Do-128 of TU Braunschweig, meteorological measurements were performed in the wakes of offshore wind parks during the project WIPAFF. During stable atmospheric conditions, the areas of reduced wind speed and enhanced turbulence behind wind parks had an extension larger than 45 km downwind. The data set consisting of 41 measurement flights is presented. Parameters include wind vector, temperature, humidity and significant wave height.