Articles | Volume 54
Adv. Geosci., 54, 205–215, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-54-205-2021
Adv. Geosci., 54, 205–215, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-54-205-2021

  05 Mar 2021

05 Mar 2021

Multi-decadal offshore wind power variability can be mitigated through optimized European allocation

Charlotte Neubacher et al.

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In our study, we investigate the variability of potential offshore wind power over Europe on time scales of more than 10 years. Detailed spectral analysis of potential offshore wind power capacities over the last century indicates a strong coupling to large climate patterns such as the NAO. Furthermore, combining the wind power potential at the German North Sea and the Portuguese Atlantic coast shows that the variability can be mitigated.