Preliminary results from simulations performed with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for the development of a wind atlas of the Trentino region in the Alps are presented. One-year-long model simulations are validated against a dataset composed of quality-controlled data from surface weather stations. In particular, the paper investigates how the accuracy of the simulated wind speed is affected by the model spatial resolution in a region characterized by very complex terrain.
Giovannini, L., Antonacci, G., Zardi, D., Laiti, L., & Panziera, L. (2014). Sensitivity of simulated wind speed to spatial resolution over complex terrain. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 59, pp. 323–329). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.10.384