CARAVELE project


The CARAVELE project is coming to an end. Its objective was to improve the characterisation of extreme winds by combining atmospheric models with satellite and in-situ observations. The results webinar was held on Friday 26 November 2021 with 30 participants. It focused on wind forecasting based on field data.

The programme was as follows:

  • Context and objectives of the CARAVELE project – Jean-François Filipot, France Energies Marines > Replay
  • Emulation of coastal wind using SAR data – Romain Husson, CLS > Replay
  • Analog forecasting applied to offshore renewable energies sector – Paul Platzer, Ifremer > Replay
  • Optimisation of sensors siting for offshore wind resource assessment – Maxime Thiébaut, France Energies Marines > Replay
  • Characterisation of extreme winds (cyclones) using SAR data – Alexis Mouche, Ifremer > Replay
  • Interactive Q&A Session, Conclusion and perspectives – Bertrand Chapron, Ifremer > Replay

Access the full replay of CARAVELE webinar

The various publications resulting from this work are the following:

  • Platzer et al., (2021) Probability Distributions for Analog-To-Target Distances. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 78, pp. 3317–3335 >
  • Stringari et al. (2021) A New Probabilistic Wave Breaking Model for Dominant Wind-Sea Waves Based on the Gaussian Field Theory. JGR Oceans, Vol. 126, e2020JC016943 >
  • Ayet et al. (2020) On the Impact of Long Wind-Waves on Near-Surface Turbulence and Momentum Fluxes. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, Vol. 174, pp.465-491 > 10.1007/s10546-019-00492-x
  • Platzer et al. (2020) Wave group focusing in the ocean: estimations using crest velocities and a Gaussian linear model. Natural Hazards, Vol. 104, pp.2431-2449 2020 >
  • Mouche et al. (2019) Copolarized and Cross‐Polarized SAR Measurements for High‐Resolution Description of Major Hurricane Wind Structures: Application to Irma Category 5 Hurricane. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Vol. 124, pp.3905-3922 >

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