Current research and/or projects
Research on wind characterization at time scales from minutes to decades
- Research on statistical-dynamical downscaling methods for wind resource assessment
- Research on numerical modeling for wind energy forecasting
- Research on extreme weathers (strong winds, extreme temperature, icing events, etc.) and their prediction
Professional activities / interests
Adjunct professor, Université de Moncton
Member of the WESNet (Wind Energy Strategic Network), Theme 1: Wind Resource Assessment
Education and awards
R.J. Templin Award, Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), 2005
Ph.D. (1993), Meteorology, Université Blaise Pascal, France
M.Sc. (1988), Physics of the atmospheric water cycle, Université Blaise Pascal, France
B.Sc. (1983), Radar and satellite meteorology, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China
Yang, J., K. F. Jones, W. Yu, Robert Morris, 2012: Simulation of in-cloud icing events on Mount Washington with the GEM-LAM. J. of Geophys. Res. - Atmospheres, (In press)
Bedard, J., W. Yu, Y. Gagnon, and C. Masson, 2012: Development of a geophysic model output statistics module improving short-term numerical wind predictions over complex sites. Wind Energy, (In press).
Beaucage, P., A. Glazer, J. Choisnard, W. Yu, M. Bernier, R. Benoit, and G. Lafrance, 2007: Wind assessment in a coastal environment using synthetic aperture radar satellite imagery and a numerical weather prediction model. Can. J. Remote Sensing, Vol. 33, No. 5, 368-377.
Yu, W., R. Benoit, C. Girard, A., Glazer, D. Lemarquis, J.R. Salmon, and J.-P. Pinard, 2006: Wind Energy Simulation Toolkit (WEST): A Canadian wind mapping and forecasting system for wind energy industry. Wind Engineering. Volume 30, No. 1, 15-33.
Pinard, J.P., R. Benoit, and W. Yu, 2005: A WEST Wind Climate Simulation of the Mountainous Yukon. Atmosphere-Ocean. 43(3), 259-282.
Benoit, R., N. Kouwen, W. Yu, S. Chamberland, and P. Pellerin, 2003: Hydrometeorological aspects of the real-time ultrafinescale forecast support during the special observing period of the MAP. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 7(6), 877-889
Benoit, R., C. Schar, P. Binder, S. Chamberland, H.C. Davies, M. Desgagne, C. Girard, C. Keil, N. Kouwen, D. Luthi, D. Maric, E. Muller, P. Pellerin, J. Schmidi, F. Schubiger, C. Schwierz, M. Sprenger, A. Walser, S. Willemse, W. Yu, and E. Zala, 2002: The real-time ultrafinescale forecast support during the Special Observing Period of the MAP. Bull. of the Amer. Meteo. Soc. (BAMS), 85, 85-109.