Task 1.1 Available Data Sets

Meteorological data from tall towers

The following list was compiled by IEA Wind Task 36 Forecasting for Wind Energy.

Another source is The Tall Tower Dataset at INDECIS Data portal. This is database of 222 tall towers around the world compiled with a common format (netCDF) and quality controlled. For some towers the latest data is from 2018. See The Tall Tower Dataset Technical Note for a description of the quality control, and a list of the towers in the appendix.

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 marcel.brinkenberg@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.windopzee.net/en/meteomast-ijmuiden-mmij/ hans.verhoef@tno.nl. Registration for data Ask here for permission 2012 - 2018 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 xlsx 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 xlsx 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 to 2017-09-16 Offshore. 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/ fino@bsh.de kai.herklotz@bsh.de, olaf.outzen@bsh.de FINO project 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/ fino@bsh.de kai.herklotz@bsh.de, olaf.outzen@bsh.de FINO project 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/ fino@bsh.de kai.herklotz@bsh.de, olaf.outzen@bsh.de FINO project 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 www.imk-tro.kit.edu/english/7779.php www.imk.kit.edu/messmast 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 Profile Measurements at Towers and Masts frank.beyrich@dwd.de ASCII netCDF since 2003 Data from CEOP
Iowa Environmental Mesonet A1, USA 93.3572° W, 42.19676° N 344m 120 m https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/projects/iao/ E. S. Takle (gstakle@iastate.edu) contact G. Takle since June 2016 22 km from A2, within 200-turbine wind farm
Iowa Environmental Mesonet A2, USA 93.51945° W, 42.34575° N 357m 120 m https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/projects/iao/ E. S. Takle (gstakle@iastate.edu) contact G. Takle since June 2016 22 km from A1, outside wind farm. Plus sodar wind profiler since May 2018
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 lists of tower data

Status: January 15 2020, Helmut Frank (DWD) Gregor Giebel (DTU), Andrew Clifton (WINDFORS), Will Shaw (PNNL).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead

Helmut Frank
DWD, Deutscher Wetterdienst
https://www.ieawindforecasting.dk/work-packages/work-package-1/task-1-1
17 APRIL 2021