MEDSEA_CH1_Product_1 / Wind and wave data set from MARINA project

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Point of contact(s): University of Athens
Affiliation(s) 1 : University of Athens
Publisher(s): EMODnet Medsea Checkpoint
Credit EMODnet Medsea Checkpoint
DOI 10.12770/c669abf9-31a3-40d0-9954-3e8a31f2bf73
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, Offshore wind energy, Wind energy site assessment, Numerical Atmospheric Modeling
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This EMODnet MedSea Checkpoint data product is the result of a stress test so called “challenge” specified by the call for tenders No MARE/2012/11 to determine how well the input data from the observing and monitoring systems existing at the sea basin scale fit the user requirements stated by the “challenge” partners to develop it (Data Product Specifications). The information contained in the data products and in the descriptions (metadata) of the input data and of the data products making use of them is believed to be trustworthy. However its completeness, consistency, accuracy and usability cannot be guaranteed. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure its reliability within the limits of present knowledge, no responsibility can be accepted by those involved in its compilation or publication for any consequential loss or damage arising from its use. For further information, refer to the Second Data Adequacy Report available on the EMODnet Medsea Checkpoint portal at http://www.emodnet-mediterranean.eu/reports_news/
Temporal Extent 2001-01-01 - 2010-12-31