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FITNAH-3D

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FITNAH-3D

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Submitted by Christian Wetzel on June 11, 2018 - 11:38am
Main hypothesis

FITNAH (Flow over Irregular Terrain with Natural and Anthropogenic Heat sources) has been developed mainly at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany as a mesoscale model. It is applied in the area of wind energy, urban climate and environmental meteorology. For about twenty years FITNAH is used for wind energy site assessment and wind potential mapping by GEO-NET Umweltconsulting GmbH.

Software
Solver
FITNAH
License
Regime
Turbulence
Turbulence closure
Turbulence model

k-epsilon

Atmospheric boundary layer
Range
Coriolis
Yes
Atmospheric Stability
Atmospheric Stability
Yes
Canopy
Forest canopy
Yes
Canopy model
Forest acts as a sink for momentum in the equation of motion (Gross, 1993) and sink/source for turbulence (Katul et al., 2004).
Wind farm
Wind turbine
No
References

GROSS, G., 1993: Numerical simulation of canopy flows, Springer, Berlin.

Katul, G.G., Mahrt, L., Poggi, D. and Sanz, C., 2004: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 113: 81–109, 2004.

GROSS, G., 2002: The exploration of boundary layer phenomena using a nonhydrostatic mesoscale model, Meteorol. Z. 11, 295-302.

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