MEDSEA_CH1_Specification_1 / Wind and wave data set from MARINA project

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Abstract Today's normative and regulatory requirements to assess the producible energy from wind rely on in situ measurements (mast with anemometric sensors), which are extremely costly to Implement offshore. However, proof should be provided that hindcast model results are highly reliable, in order to provide an equivalent assessment. Very high resolution models is also the key issue in decision
making for a proper siting that is relaying on the consistency of all datasets provided in the assessment.
In this tender the products of the FP7 MARINA project will be used. 10-year (2001-2010) highresolution atmospheric, wave, tidal and ocean current simulations will be used. The model outputs are at high resolution (0.05x0.05 degree horizontal resolution, 1-hour time resolution, 5-vertical levels at 10,40,80,120,180 m). The wave parameters are co-located with the meteorological output fields.
Satellite altimetry data from ENVISAT and JASON satellites have been assimilated in the system. Other wind and wave satellite data sets will be also analyzed (Synthetic Aperture Radars-SAR for example). At the same co-located points the tidal and ocean current data together with bathymetry are available. For preselected points in the North Western Mediterranean (Spain-France-ltaly areas)
directional wave spectra data have been saved and are available. From SKIRON meteorological model available parameters are: WIND SPEED (m/s), WIND DIRECTION (deg), AIR PRESSURE (hPa), AIR DENSITY (Kgr/m3), TEMPERATURE (K), MODEL SEAMASK
From the wave model available parameters: SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT (m), MEAN WAVE DIRECTION (deg), WAVE MEAN PERIOD (s), PEAK WAVE PRERIOD (s), SWELL WAVE HEIGHT (m), MEAN SWELL PERIOD (s), MEAN DIRECTIONAL SPREAD, WINDSEA MEAN DIRECTIONAL SPREAD, SWELL MEAN DIRECTIONAL SPREAD, MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT (m)
Keywords MedSea - CH01 - Windfarm Siting, Forecast/Hindcast, Delayed, Atmospheric conditions
Temporal Extent 2001-01-01 - 2010-12-31