EMD-WRF On-Demand, Global Mesoscale Service

windPRO 3.0 offers the ability to run the WRF model on our High Performance Cluster, to generate high-quality mesoscale time series anywhere in the world in 3 km / hourly resolution.

Advantages

WRF1The EMD-WRF mesoscale on-demand service offers several attractive advantages such as:

  • Results in multiple heights
  • Recent WRF version is applied.
  • Improved land use model.
  • Improved solar radiation results.
  • Turbulence information for all years is included.
  • Improved atmospheric stability signal (MOL).

Easy and simple

WRF2No special windPRO moduels are required to run EMD-WRF mesoscale on-demand calculations.
Running EMD-WRF mesoscale on-demand calculations is very simple, you only define

  • Geo Location
  • Period
  • Boundary data

Boundary data can either be based on ERA-Interim, MERRA-2 or CFSR/CFSv2.

Validation

WRF3The histogram on the right shows the distribution of correlation coefficients (R) for EMD-WRF ERA-Interim using more than 150 masts around the world. Correlations in the range of 0.7 to 0.9 are most common, but correlations may vary significantly with the complexity of the local meteorology and the ability of the WRF model to capture it.
You can also find more validation results in this technical note.

Results

Main results are returned automatically as time series in a Meteo Object, which includes:

  • Wind speed/direction and turbulence in 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150 and 200 meters.
  • Temperature in 2 and 100 meters.
  • Detailed solar radiation
  • Surface pressure, humidity, precipitation, visibility, cloud cover, MOL etc.

Prices

A mesoscale on-demand calculation requires pre-paid EMD ‘meso credits’. A single ‘meso credit’ will allow 1 month of hourly time series data. So a 10 year time series costs: 12 (months) * 10 (years) = 120 meso credits. A 20-year time series costs 240 meso credits.

Previously calculated time series can subsequently be updated with more months of data by using a corresponding number of meso credits.

Number of meso credits
ordered at the same time
Price per meso unit
(Euro)
Price per meso unit
(USD)
1 to 999 2.00 2.40
1000 to 4,999 1.80 2.16
5,000 to 9,999 1.60 1.92
More than 10,000 1.40 1.68

With the new on-demand service, windPRO users can download high-quality mesoscale time series at very attractive prices compared to similar products from other vendors.

Depending on number of meso credits ordered, windPRO users can have a 10-year EMD-WRF mesoscale time series calculated for a point anywhere in the world at a price of only Euro 168 to 240. The price for a similar 20-year mesoscale time series ranges between only Euro 336 to 480.

EMD WRF on-demand calculations require a license to windPRO V3.0. Orders for EMD WRF time series from windPRO users of former versions or companies without a windPRO license will be charged a handling fee of EUR 100 or equivalent per ordered EMD WRF time series for processing and shipment .

The meso credits are purchased either online: /windpro/online-ordering/ or by contacting sales@emd.dk.