Wind speed and direction for a specific location in Alaska, USA

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Wind speed and direction for a specific location in Alaska, USA

by chongher » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:43 am America/New_York

Hi all, I am trying to download wind speed and direction from the year 2015-2019 for a specific location in Alaska. One of the community I am trying to download for is Cordova, Alaska (Lat: 60.489, Lon: -145.451). Please let me know if it is possible or where I should be looking for these information. Thank you!!

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Re: Wind speed and direction for a specific location in Alaska, USA

by GES DISC - mgreene » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:30 am America/New_York

Thank you for your question. I would like to suggest you start by reading the following file specific document for selecting the data collection that contains the wind:
https://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/pubs/docs/Bosilovich785.pdf

The following data How-to may help to download and process the data:

https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/information/ ... le%20Point

https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/information/ ... g%20Python

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Re: Wind speed and direction for a specific location in Alaska, USA

by GES DISC - jimacker » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:50 pm America/New_York

Hello. What temporal resolution are you seeking? There are a variety of data products that could be used, ranging from monthly averages to hourly values.

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Re: Wind speed and direction for a specific location in Alaska, USA

by chongher » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:17 pm America/New_York

I am looking for data in hourly values at a height of about 100 meters or so.

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Re: Wind speed and direction for a specific location in Alaska, USA

by GES DISC - jimacker » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:41 pm America/New_York

The link below will provide the hourly wind data variables that are available in Giovanni. There is no data product specific for 100 meters above the surface; several of the products are for a height of 10 meters above the surface.

https://giovanni.gsfc.nasa.gov/giovanni ... Ahourly%3B

If you can use 3-hourly temporal resolution data, you can also choose pressure levels, including 975, 950, 925, and 900 hectoPascals.

https://giovanni.gsfc.nasa.gov/giovanni ... -hourly%3B

Please reply for additional information and assistance, if needed.

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