92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Wednesday, 25 January 2012: 9:00 AM
Data Needs and the AMS Offshore Annual Partnership Topic
Room 345 (New Orleans Convention Center )
David Green, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and B. H. Bailey

The AMS Offshore Wind Energy APT has an overarching charge to define the need for and recommend expansion of meteorological and oceanographic (met-ocean) data required to support studies of the wind resource and conditions relevant to wind farm development and operation in offshore locations. This includes types of data that impact offshore wind energy such as wind, wave, and current, and including non-restricted public access to other relevant meteorological parameters. This presentation will update the community on progress of the APT and solicit input to their final report. The core sections of the report will include an overview of offshore wind energy opportunities & challenges in the US, the role of met-ocean data in addressing project planning, design & operations, sources of existing measured and modeled data, and data gaps and strategies to address these gaps.

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