On the correlation of spatial wind speed and solar irradiance variability above the North Sea
- ForWind, Center for Wind Energy Research, Department of Physics, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
Abstract. Mesoscale wind fluctuations on a time scale of tens of minutes to several hours lead to high wind power fluctuations. Enhanced mesoscale wind variability emerges during cold air outbreaks and resulting cellular convection. The study investigates spatial wind and solar variability and their correlation during cellular convection. Cellular convection leads to simultaneous high solar and wind variability, but the highest solar or wind variability occurs due to other meteorological phenomena.