What sources do you like for historic and real-time weather and wind data?
The specific info I would be looking for in the sources would be how much of the time during the different months the wind is blowing at 10 m/s at ground level, and 100 meters up, in Europe.
And where I could get accurate real-time data, with a high resolution.
I don’t know where this topic should go.
Here is Cristina Archer’s publications:
http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/our-people/profiles/carcher/my-publications. Cristina Archer is involved in airborne wind energy.
See also another view with Lee Miller’s and Alex Kleidon’s publications, from Max Planck Institute, on https://www.bgc-jena.mpg.de/index.php/BTM/LeeMiller.
Also https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic/loc=37.493,32.278 where one clicks in any part to know the wind speed, but without data about wind in altitude.
Resource Analysis- would put it in Industry and Market Analysis.
A group involving Roland Schmehl will publish on the topic.
In the github docs for this there were good sources. Needs some digging to get to them.
See current wind, weather, ocean, and pollution conditions, as forecast by supercomputers, on an interactive animated map. Updated every three hours.
@PierreB, @Tom ! I’ll look through these.
I believe windfinder has a means to see current wind at different altitudes
Oh I like that site.
It says i’m full o crap… on the day of my recent test it’s windy like 12m/s (that was my upper gust I claimed)
Windy was forecasting similar (I think- ish)
I don’t think the tool is that exact.
Rethinking the status quo
Traditional methods for assessing and analyzing wind behavior prior to installing turbines have been based on point measurements. Monitors attached to individual masts gather highly localized data, which is then modeled to give an estimate on what is happening in wider wind farm area.
Developers and operators use this extrapolated information as the basis of wind farm development. Make it possible 2 The Optimizer service from Wood changes all that. The electronic sheep is in fact a host for advanced LiDAR technology. It is placed at an optimal location and left for three to six-month months to capture wind behavior across a whole spectrum of conditions. The use of lasers to measure airflow enables it to evaluate a much greater volume of wind flow across a much larger area – up to a radius of 4km. That information can then be correlated with actual wind farm performance.
METAR Data parsing and processing is kPower’s conceptual approach to mesoscale AWES weather automation, as explored over many years on the Old Forum.
METAR is a format for reporting weather information. A METAR weather report is predominantly used by pilots in fulfillment of a part of a pre-flight weather briefing, and by meteorologists, who use aggregated METAR information to assist in weather forecasting.
Raw METAR is the most common format in the world for the transmission of observational weather data. It is highly standardized through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which allows it to be understood ...
We use NREL website when preparing reports or doing research. For day-to-day current wind conditions, we use two apps that have been quite reliable. They are WindAlert and WindFinder Pro. We always cross check with the local weather forecast too. WindAlert will show up to 6 months historical data.
The prevailing wind in a region of the Earth's surface is a surface wind that blows predominantly from a particular direction. The dominant winds are the trends[clarification needed] in direction of wind with the highest speed over a particular point on the Earth's surface.[dubious – discuss] A region's prevailing and dominant winds are the result of global patterns of movement in the Earth's atmosphere. In general, winds are predominantly easterly at low latitudes globally. Wi...
A wind rose is a graphic tool used by meteorologists to give a succinct view of how wind speed and direction are typically distributed at a particular location. Historically, wind roses were predecessors of the compass rose (found on charts), as there was no differentiation between a cardinal direction and the wind which blew from such a direction. Using a polar coordinate system of gridding, the frequency of winds over a time period is plotted by wind direction, with color bands showing wind sp...