Atmosphere and Energy Research Group (AERG)

Welcome to my Atmosphere and Energy Research Group (AERG) page. We use numerical models to simulate atmospheric processes that are relevant to renewable energy, in particular wind energy.

These are the people that are or have been part of AERG:

  • Winston Wu, PhD student, 2016-current;
  • Mojtaba Moghani, PhD student, 2016-current;
  • Ahmad Vasel, PostDoc, 2015-current;
  • Francisco Santos-Alamillos, PostDoc, 2015-2016;
  • Chi Yan, PhD student, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, 2014-current;
  • Yang Pan, PhD student, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, 2014-current;
  • Niranjan Ghaisas, PostDoc, 2014-2015;
  • Adam Crosby, Undergraduate student, Environmental Science, 2013, 2014;
  • Shengbai Xie, PhD candidate, Ocean Engineering, 2012-current;
  • Sina Mirzaei Sefat, PostDoc, 2012-2013.

Our latest work is about simulating the effects of array layout choices on offshore wind farm performance using Large-Eddy Simulation, sponsored by the University of Delaware Research Foundation.
Below is an example of the turbulent wakes generated by an array of wind turbines at the Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden. This is a horizontal cross-section of instantaneous 90-m wind speed for the control case with southwesterly wind.

Lillgrund control z-slice of wind speed at 90 m


Featured Faculty

Cristina Archer

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Associate Professor Physical Ocean Science and Engineering


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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