• Characterization of Wind-Sea- and Swell-Induced Wave Energy along the Norwegian Coast 

      Christakos, Konstantinos; Varlas, George; Cheliotis, Ioannis; Spyrou, Christos; Aarnes, Ole Johan; Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The necessity to reduce CO2 emissions in combination with the rising energy demand worldwide makes the extensive use of renewable energy sources increasingly important. To that end, countries with long coastlines, such as ...
    • A Comparison of LiDAR and Radiosonde Wind Measurements 

      Kumer, Valerie-Marie; Reuder, Joachim; Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      Doppler LiDAR measurements are already well established in the wind energy research and their accuracy has been tested against met mast data up to 100 m above ground. However, the new generation of scanning LiDAR have a ...
    • Experimental characterization of the marine atmospheric boundary layer in the Havsul area, Norway 

      Christakos, Konstantinos; Reuder, Joachim; Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
      Offshore wind energy applications depend strongly on an improved knowledge of the physical processes taking place in marine atmospheric boundary layer (MABL). In particular the better understanding of the complex interactions ...
    • A high‐resolution hindcast of wind and waves for the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, and the Barents Sea 

      Reistad, Magnar; Breivik, Øyvind; Haakenstad, Hilde; Aarnes, Ole Johan; Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard; Bidlot, Jean-Raymond (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-05)
      A combined high-resolution atmospheric downscaling and wave hindcast based on the ERA-40 reanalysis covering the Norwegian Sea, the North Sea, and the Barents Sea is presented. The period covered is from September 1957 to ...
    • The impact of surface currents on the wave climate in narrow fjords 

      Christakos, Konstantinos; Björkqvist, Jan-Victor; Breivik, Øyvind; Tuomi, Laura; Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard; Albretsen, Jon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      This study investigates the effect of surface currents on wind-generated waves in a complex coastal system with narrow fjords. The simulations are based on a phase-averaged wave model forced with surface currents from a ...
    • The importance of wind forcing in fjord wave modelling 

      Christakos, Konstantinos; Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard; Aarnes, Ole Johan; Breivik, Øyvind; Tuomi, Laura; Byrkjedal, Øyvind (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-12-03)
      Accurate predictions of surface ocean waves in coastal areas are important for a number of marine activities. In complex coastlines with islands and fjords, the quality of wind forcing significantly affects the results. ...
    • Meteorological observations in tall masts for the mapping of atmospheric flow in Norwegian fjords 

      Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard; Agustsson, Halfdan; Borg, Anette Lauen; Zakari, Aoudou Midjiyawa; Nyhammer, Finn; Gausen, Magne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Since 2014, 11 tall meteorological masts have been erected in coastal areas of mid-Norway in order to provide observational data for a detailed description of the wind conditions at several potential fjord crossing sites. ...