Boundary Layer Meteorology Research
at North Carolina State University

Research Grants

NSF-CBET Program, Energy for Sustainability, $199,810 (NCSU portion), 2013-2016

On retrospective assessment and future projection of thunderstorm impacts on wind turbines.

Lead PI: Lance Manuel, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $750,000 (NCSU portion), 2012-2017

Wave optics of deep atmospheric turbulence: From underlying physics towards predictive modeling, mitigation and exploitation.

Lead PI: Mikhail Vorontsov, Professor and Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair, University of Dayton

U.S. Department of Energy, $75,631 (NCSU portion), 2010-2012

Enhancing short term wind energy forecasting for improved utility operations.

Lead organization: AWS Truepower

Renaissance Computing Institute, $82,757, 2011-2014

Micro-siting of wind turbines over complex terrains utilizing the OpenFOAM CFD toolbox and the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model.

NSF-CBET Program, Energy for Sustainability, $123,140 (NCSU portion), 2010-2013

On turbine loads assessment for ultimate and fatigue limit states for different atmospheric boundary layer stability conditions.

Lead PI: Lance Manuel, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

NSF-CAREER Award, $505,000, 2008-2014

Towards better representations of the nocturnal low-level jets in new generation large-eddy and mesoscale models. 

Texas Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program, $51,776 (TTU portion), 2008-2011

Atmospheric stability consideration in the design of wind turbine against fatigue failure. 

Lead PI: Lance Manuel, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

NSF-Polar Program, $173,000, 2006-2010

Understanding, parameterizing and modeling the strongly stratified atmospheric boundary layer processes over the Antarctic Plateau.

Texas Tech University - Research Development Grant, $1,000,000, 2006-2009

Innovative technologies to investigate fine-scale atmospheric motions and their impact. 

One of 5 PIs

Texas Advanced Research Program, $86,000, 2006-2009

Characterization and simulation of turbulence in stably stratified atmospheric boundary layer flows. 

Co-PI: Kathleen Gilliam, Mathematics, Texas Tech University