A Map Controller assists you in viewing information from the following tools:
Wind Time Series Tools:
- Time series viewer
- Time series download
Wind Prospecting Tools:
- Annual mean wind speed
- Monthly mean wind speed
- Annual wind rose
- Wind speed distribution
Access to Vaisala Dashboard Tools
Tailor the way you see information to the specific needs and demands of your work all within a seamless, drag and drop interface featuring page layout options, maximize and scale tools, and multiple page views.
Wide Geographic Availability
Select the region you want to explore from the entire globe. With worldwide coverage, these global datasets have few constraints. If you want to develop there, we can provide you the tools to get started. The Prospecting Tools have global coverage between 60 degrees North and 60 degrees South. For the Time Series Tools, ERA-I and MERRA time series data are available from pole-to-pole. The NNRP-D data is available for much of the world but not at all locations. NNRP-D regions include the United States, South America, Europe, North and South Africa, the Middle East, Central and East Asia, and Australia.
Vaisala's Wind Time Series and Prospecting Tools are made available via a client-specific dashboard interface. Time series data selected for download will be delivered to the client's secure downloads page within the Vaisala website.
Wind Time Series Tools
Vaisala has made it easier to compare multiple reanalysis datasets by processing the various datasets so they are all horizontally interpolated to be point specific at the same 100m hub height and temporally interpolated to an hourly resolution. The hourly values of each long-term dataset have been scaled to match the long-term mean of Vaisala's Prospecting Tools dataset, which covers the globe at a resolution of 5km and from the time period 1997 to 2006. Downloaded time series files cover a much longer period of time and will be frequently updated to include recent data.
- NNRP-D: Downscaled NCEP/NCAR Global Reanalysis Product
- ERA-I: ERA-Interim Reanalysis Product from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
- MERRA: NASA Global Reanalysis Product
More information can be found in our FAQ section.
Wind Prospecting Tools
The Wind Prospecting Tools are made possible by the most comprehensive and geographically complete wind dataset available. Founded on the latest science, the dataset was created through the application of advanced NWP (Numerical Weather Prediction) models and incorporates publicly available observations from meteorological towers worldwide. Vaisala's methodology is based on proven, state-of-the-art methods supported by a large scientific and research community and the result was over a decade of simulations for wind resource data.
- Spatial resolution of 2 arc minutes (approximately 5km)
- Validated by 4000 NCEP-ADP network stations worldwide
- Mesoscale 10-year WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting) model run
- Model constrained by high-quality inputs from the NCAR/NCEP reanalysis, which incorporates real observational data.
The difference between annual mean wind speed data provided by the Wind Prospecting tools and actual on-site measurements from NCAR/NCEP reanalysis is less than 0.5 m/s at 50% of the observational stations and less than 1 m/s at 78% of the stations. The overall bias is +0.05 m/s relative to NCEP-ADP observations, and the RMSE (Root Mean Square Error) is 0.93 m/s.
Find our validation papers here.
If you are unfamiliar with the technical terminology on this page, please visit our Glossary for more information.