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US Offshore Wind Resource data for 2000-2020

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Wind resource data for offshore United States waters produced using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) version 4.2.1.

The wind resource data in this submission is an updated version of the original WIND Toolkit data which can be found linked in this submission. The WRF model was initialized with the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts 5 Reanalysis (ERA-5) data set, using a 6-hour refresh rate. The model is configured with an initial horizontal grid spacing of 6 km and an internal nested domain that refined the spatial resolution to 2 km. The model is run with 61 vertical levels, with 12 levels in the lower 300m of the atmosphere, stretching from 5 m to 45 m in height.

The MYNN planetary boundary layer and surface layer schemes were used for all datasets except the Gulf of Mexico, which were configured using the YSU planetary boundary layer and MM5 surface layer schemes. The WRF model was run for years 2000 to 2019 or 2000 to 2020 depending on the region, as specified in the region-specific descriptions below. Outputs are available at 5 minute resolution. For all regions except for the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic, we have also included output files at hourly resolution.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (2020). US Offshore Wind Resource data for 2000-2020 [data set]. Retrieved from https://dx.doi.org/10.25984/1821404.
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Bodini, Nicola, Optis, Mike, Rossol, Michael, Rybchuk, Alex, and Redfern, Stephanie. US Offshore Wind Resource data for 2000-2020. United States: N.p., 01 Jan, 2020. Web. doi: 10.25984/1821404.
Bodini, Nicola, Optis, Mike, Rossol, Michael, Rybchuk, Alex, & Redfern, Stephanie. US Offshore Wind Resource data for 2000-2020. United States. https://dx.doi.org/10.25984/1821404
Bodini, Nicola, Optis, Mike, Rossol, Michael, Rybchuk, Alex, and Redfern, Stephanie. 2020. "US Offshore Wind Resource data for 2000-2020". United States. https://dx.doi.org/10.25984/1821404. https://data.openei.org/submissions/4500.
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The wind resource data in this submission is an updated version of the original WIND Toolkit data which can be found linked in this submission. The WRF model was initialized with the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts 5 Reanalysis (ERA-5) data set, using a 6-hour refresh rate. The model is configured with an initial horizontal grid spacing of 6 km and an internal nested domain that refined the spatial resolution to 2 km. The model is run with 61 vertical levels, with 12 levels in the lower 300m of the atmosphere, stretching from 5 m to 45 m in height.

The MYNN planetary boundary layer and surface layer schemes were used for all datasets except the Gulf of Mexico, which were configured using the YSU planetary boundary layer and MM5 surface layer schemes. The WRF model was run for years 2000 to 2019 or 2000 to 2020 depending on the region, as specified in the region-specific descriptions below. Outputs are available at 5 minute resolution. For all regions except for the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic, we have also included output files at hourly resolution.}, doi = {10.25984/1821404}, url = {https://data.openei.org/submissions/4500}, journal = {}, number = , volume = , place = {United States}, year = {2020}, month = {01}}
https://dx.doi.org/10.25984/1821404

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Data from Jan 1, 2020

Last updated Oct 10, 2022

Submitted Sep 15, 2021

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Nicola Bodini

Authors

Nicola Bodini

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Mike Optis

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Michael Rossol

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Alex Rybchuk

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Stephanie Redfern

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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DOE Project Details

Project Name A Validated National Offshore Wind Resource Dataset with uncertainty Quantification (NYSERDA)

Project Number FY21 AOP 1.4.91.404

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