Caroline Draxl
Senior Scientist, NREL

Caroline Draxl, Ph.D., is a senior scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Flatirons Campus, where she advances the current state-of-the-art in mesoscale modeling as it specifically pertains to wind energy. Her research includes using numerical weather prediction models to study wind resources in various countries, conducting land-based and offshore boundary layer research, and coupling of the mesoscale flow features (kilometer scale) to the microscale (tens of meters) using mesoscale and large-eddy simulations. Caroline is a work package co-lead in the International Energy Association Wind Task 36, Forecasting for Wind Energy, and is active in the International Electrotechnical Commission and American Wind Energy Association standard groups. She holds a PhD degree from the Technical University of Denmark, Wind Energy, and a Master’s degree from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in Meteorology.