GIS Wind Speed Maps


With our data provided in standard GIS compatible formats you can work with your preferred spatial analysis platform to conduct in-depth analysis and create maps.

Main Uses: to explore new areas with no measured data.

Standard Deliverables Include 2 file types provided: GeoTIFF and ESRI Shapefiles

Format: GeoTIFF

Resolution: 200 m

Deliverables:

PDF of Wind Speed at user defined hub height (10m to 140m);

Annual Average Wind Speed at user defined hub heights up to 140m (pricing available for 1, 2, 3, or 4 hub heights);

Digital Elevation and Model (DEM);

Roughness.

 

Format: ESRI Point Shapefiles (.shp)

Resolution: 2km

Deliverables:

Wind Distribution Data: Wind speed, power, Weibull A and k, and frequency percentages in 1 m/s bin;

Wind Rose: Frequency and speed in 16 direction sectors;

Monthly Data: Average annual wind speeds by month.

GIS formats compatible with standard GIS software

 

We use the MesoMap system which is a combination of two atmospheric models: a mesoscale numerical weather prediction model and a microscale wind flow model. The mesoscale model simulates weather conditions for a representative meteorological year on a horizontal grid of 2.5 km. The microscale model then refines the wind fields from the mesoscale model to capture the local influences of topography and surface roughness changes at a resolution of 200 m. Click here to read about our technical paper on how we model our maps.