Task 1.1 Available Data Sets

Compile list of available data sets, especially from tall towers.

  • Aim: NWP models need data to compare to, in turbine relevant heights
    -> 50-200 m.
  • Task compiles list of data sets, especially masts.
  • Partners: DWD, ForWind, ZSW, Danish partners, PNNL.

Please find a list of meteorological masts over 100m and their accessibility below. If you know of more information, which could be used for wind verification, please send a mail to Helmut Frank, DWD.

Site name Coordinates altitude above MSL Tower height URL Contact Data policy Data format Obs. period Other
Cabauw, NL 4.926° E, 51.97° N -0.7 m 200 m www.cesar-observatory.nl/index.php henk.klein.baltink@knmi.nl Cesar data policy netCDF 2000-04-01 to previous month
IJmuiden, NL 3.436° N, 52.848° E 0 m 92 m www.meteomastijmuiden.nl/en/measurement-campaign/ verhoef@ecn.nl since 2012 offshore North Sea
Risø, DK 12.088° E, 55.694° N 0 m 125 m rodeo.dtu.dk/rodeo/ProjectOverview.aspx?&Project=5&Rnd=975820 Allan Vesth Ask nicely 1995-11-20 - Data measured since 1958; some months break in 2008.
Østerild, DK 8.88080° E, 57.04888° N 9 m 250 m rodeo.dtu.dk/rodeo/ProjectOverview.aspx?&Project=179&Rnd=975820 Yoram Eisenberg Ask nicely 2015-01-28 - Two 250m masts in 4.3 km distance, both instrumented. Additionally, 7 smaller masts up to turbine hub heights.
Taggen, SE 14.519° E, 55.8726° N 0 m 100 m rodeo.dtu.dk/rodeo/ProjectOverview.aspx?&Project=174&Rnd=758000 Göran Loman 2014-07-29 - Owned by Vattenfall.
Stora Middelgrund, SE 12.1047° E, 56.5613° N 0 m 120 m rodeo.dtu.dk/rodeo/ProjectOverview.aspx?&Project=88&Rnd=758000 Karen Enevoldsen 2008-11-28 - 2015-12-22 Offshore.
FINO 1, DE 6.588° E, 54.015° N 0 m 100 m www.fino1.de/en/ kai.herklotz@bsh.de, olaf.outzen@bsh.de   ASCII since 01/2004 offshore North Sea, INNWIND.EU report Deliverable 1.11 (pages 10f)
FINO 2, DE 13.1542° E, 55.0069° N 0 m 100 m www.fino2.de/en/ kai.herklotz@bsh.de, olaf.outzen@bsh.de   ASCII since 08/2007 offshore Baltic Sea, INNWIND.EU report Deliverable 1.11 (pages 10f)
FINO 3, DE 7.158° E, 55.195° N 0 m 100 m www.fino3.de/en/ kai.herklotz@bsh.de, olaf.outzen@bsh.de
ASCII since 09/2009 offshore North Sea, INNWIND.EU report Deliverable 1.11 (pages 10f)
KIT, DE 8.426° E, 49.0925° N 110.4 m 200 m imkbemu.physik.uni-karlsruhe.de/~fzkmast/mast.html martin.kohler@kit.edu since 1972-12-01
Hamburg, DE 10.105139° E, 53.519917° N 0.3 m 280 m wettermast.uni-hamburg.de ingo.lange@uni-hamburg.de, felix.ament@uni-hamburg.de Data policy (in german) ASCII since 1995 Description of mast in Brümmer et al.
Falkenberg, MOL-RAO, DE 14.12° E, 52.17° N 73 m 98 m MOL-RAO Lindenberger Säule, observations frank.beyrich@dwd.de ASCII netCDF since 2003 Data from CEOP
National Wind Technology Center, USA 105.23° W, 39.6° N 1835 m 135 m nwtc.nrel.gov/ George.Scott@nrel.gov NWTC 135-m Meteorological Towers Data Repository M4 from 2012 to 2015, M5 since 2013 There is another 80 m tower measuring since 1996.
Boulder Atmospheric Observatory (BAO), USA 105.0° W, 40.05° N 1584 m 300 m www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/technology/bao/ daniel.wolfe@noaa.gov README_BAO.pdf ASCII 1977 to 2016 Unfortunatelly the tower was decommissoned on 2016-07-31.

Other sites with tower data

Status: October 23 2017, Helmut Frank (DWD) Gregor Giebel (DTU), Andrew Clifton (WINDFORS).

Lead

Helmut Frank
DWD, Deutscher Wetterdienst
http://www.ieawindforecasting.dk/topics/work-package-1/task-1-1
16 DECEMBER 2018