Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Yelena Pichugina

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  • Draxl C; Worsnop RP; Xia G; Pichugina Y; Chand D; Lundquist JK; Sharp J; Wedam G; Wilczak JM; Berg LK. (Jan 2021). Mountain waves can impact wind power generation. Wind Energy Science , 6(1), 45-60. 10.5194/wes-6-45-2021
  • Pichugina YL; Banta RM; Alan Brewer W; Bianco L; Draxl C; Kenyon J; Lundquist JK; Olson JB; Turner DD; Wharton S. (May 2020). Evaluating the WFIP2 updates to the HRRR model using scanning Doppler lidar measurements in the complex terrain of the Columbia River Basin. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy , 12(4). 10.1063/5.0009138
  • Banta RM; Pichugina YL; Brewer WA; Choukulkar A; Lantz KO; Olson JB; Kenyon J; Fernando HJS; Krishnamurthy R; Stoelinga MJ. (Mar 2020). Characterizing NWP Model Errors Using Doppler-Lidar Measurements of Recurrent Regional Diurnal Flows: Marine-Air Intrusions into the Columbia River Basin. Monthly Weather Review , 148(3), 929-953. 10.1175/MWR-D-19-0188.1
  • Rai RK; Berg LK; Newsom R; Kaul CM; Mirocha JD; Choukulkar A; Brewer A; Pichugina Y; Banta R. (Jan 2020). Characterization of turbulence under different stability conditions using lidar scanning data. Journal of Physics : Conference Series , 1452, 12085-12085. 10.1088/1742-6596/1452/1/012085
  • Banta, R.M., Y.L. Pichugina, W.A. Brewer, A. Choukulkar, K.O. Lantz, J.B. Olson, J. Kenyon, H.J.S. Fernando, R. Krishnamurthy, M.J. Stoelinga, J Sharp, L.S. Darby, D.D. Turner, S. Baidar, and S.P. Sandberg. (2019). Characterizing NWP Model Errors Using Doppler-Lidar Measurements of Recurrent Regional Diurnal Flows: Marine Air Intrusions into the Columbia-River Basin. Monthly Weather Review. https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-19-0188.1
  • Pichugina, YL; Banta, RM; Bonin, T; Brewer, WA; Choukulkar, A; McCarty, BJ; Baidar, S; Draxl, C; Fernando, HJS; Kenyon, J; Krishnamurthy, R; Marquis, M; Olson, J; Sharp, J; Stoelinga, M. (AUG 2019). Spatial Variability of Winds and HRRR-NCEP Model Error Statistics at Three Doppler-Lidar Sites in the Wind-Energy Generation Region of the Columbia River Basin. JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY, 58(8), 1633-1656. 10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0244.1
  • Wilczak, JM; Stoelinga, M; Berg, LK; Sharp, J; Draxl, C; McCaffrey, K; Banta, RM; Bianco, L; Djalalova, I; Lundquist, JK; Muradyan, P; Choukulkar, A; Leo, L; Bonin, T; Pichugina, Y; Eckman, R; Long, CN; Lantz, K; Worsnop, RP; Bickford, J; Bodini, N; Chand, D; Clifton, A; Cline, J; Cook, DR; Fernando, HJS; Friedrich, K; Krishnamurthy, R; Marquis, M; McCaa, J; Olson, JB; Otarola-Bustos, S; Scott, G; Shaw, WJ; Wharton, S; White, AB. (SEP 2019). The Second Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP2): Observational Field Campaign. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 100(9), 1701-1723. 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0035.1
  • Banta, RM, YL Pichugina, WA Brewer, EP James, JB Olson, SG Benjamin, JR Carley, L Bianco, IV Djalalova, JM Wilczak, RM Hardesty, J Cline and MC Marquis. (JUN 2018). Evaluating and improving NWP forecast models for the fututre: How the Needs of Offshore Wind Energy Can Point the Way. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 99(6), 1155-1176. 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0310.1
  • Bonin, TA, A Choukulkar, WA Brewer, SP Sandberg, AM Weickmann, YL Pichugina, RM Banta, SP Oncley and DE Wolfe. (23-Aug 2017). Evaluation of turbulence measurement techniques from a single Doppler lidar. ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, 10(8), 3021-3039. 10.5194/amt-10-3021-2017
  • Pichugina, YL, WA Brewer, RM Banta, A Choukulkar, CTM Clack, MC Marquis, BJ McCarty, AM Weickmann, SP Sandberg, RD Marchbanks and RM Hardesty. (JUN 2017). Properties of the offshore low level jet and rotor layer wind shear as measured by scanning Doppler Lidar. WIND ENERGY, 20(6), 987-1002. 10.1002/we.2075
  • Pichugina, YL, RM Banta, JB Olson, JR Carley, MC Marquis, WA Brewer, JM Wilczak, I Djalalova, L Bianco, EP James, SG Benjamin and J Cline. (OCT 2017). Assessment of NWP Forecast Models in Simulating Offshore Winds through the Lower Boundary Layer by Measurements from a Ship-Based Scanning Doppler Lidar. MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW, 145(10), 4277-4301. 10.1175/MWR-D-16-0442.1
  • Choukulkar, A, Y Pichugina, CTM Clack, R Calhoun, R Banta, A Brewer and M Hardesty. (AUG 2016). A new formulation for rotor equivalent wind speed for wind resource assessment and wind power forecasting. WIND ENERGY, 19(8), 1439-1452. 10.1002/we.1929
  • Aitken, ML, RM Banta, YL Pichugina and JK Lundquist. (APR 2014). Quantifying Wind Turbine Wake Characteristics from Scanning Remote Sensor Data. JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY, 31(4), 765-787. 10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00104.1
  • Smalikho, IN, VA Banakh, YL Pichugina, WA Brewer, RM Banta, JK Lundquist and ND Kelley. (NOV 2013). Lidar Investigation of Atmosphere Effect on a Wind Turbine Wake. JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY, 30(11), 2554-2570. 10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00108.1
  • Banta, RM, YL Pichugina, ND Kelley, RM Hardesty and WA Brewer. (JUN 2013). WIND ENERGY METEOROLOGY: Insight into Wind Properties in the Turbine-Rotor Layer of the Atmosphere from High-Resolution Doppler Lidar. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 94(6), 883-902. 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00057.1
  • Pichugina, YL, RM Banta, WA Brewer, SP Sandberg and RM Hardesty. (FEB 2012). Doppler Lidar-Based Wind-Profile Measurement System for Offshore Wind-Energy and Other Marine Boundary Layer Applications. JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY, 51(2), 327-349. 10.1175/JAMC-D-11-040.1
  • Sun, JL, L Mahrt, RM Banta and YL Pichugina. (JAN 2012). Turbulence Regimes and Turbulence Intermittency in the Stable Boundary Layer during CASES-99. JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, 69(1), 338-351. 10.1175/JAS-D-11-082.1
  • Pichugina, YL and RM Banta. (JAN 2010). Stable Boundary Layer Depth from High-Resolution Measurements of the Mean Wind Profile. JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY, 49(1), 20-35. 10.1175/2009JAMC2168.1
  • Pichugina, YL, RM Banta, ND Kelley, BJ Jonkman, SC Tucker, RK Newsom and WA Brewer. (AUG 2008). Horizontal-velocity and variance measurements in the stable boundary layer using Doppler lidar: Sensitivity to averaging procedures. JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY, 25(8), 1307-1327. 10.1175/2008JTECHA988.1
  • Banta, RM, L Mahrt, D Vickers, J Sun, BB Balsley, YL Pichugina and EL Williams. (SEP 2007). The very stable boundary layer on nights with weak low-level jets. JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, 64(9), 3068-3090. 10.1175/JAS4002.1
  • Banta, RM, YL Pichugina and WA Brewer. (NOV 2006). Turbulent velocity-variance profiles in the stable boundary layer generated by a nocturnal low-level jet. JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, 63(11), 2700-2719. 10.1175/JAS3776.1
  • Banta, RM, YL Pichugina and RK Newsom. (OCT 2003). Relationship between low-level jet properties and turbulence kinetic energy in the nocturnal stable boundary layer. JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, 60(20), 2549-2555. 10.1175/1520-0469(2003)060<2549:RBLJPA>2.0.CO;2
  • Banta, RM, RK Newsom, JK Lundquist, YL Pichugina, RL Coulter and L Mahrt. (NOV 2002). Nocturnal low-level jet characteristics over Kansas during CASES-99. BOUNDARY-LAYER METEOROLOGY, 105(2), 221-252. 10.1023/A:1019992330866