NREL National Wind Technology Center (NWTC): M2 Tower; Boulder, Colorado (Data)

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado, is a world-class research facility managed by NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy. NWTC researchers work with members of the wind energy industry to advance wind power technologies that lower the cost of wind energy through research and development of state-of-the-art wind turbine designs. NREL's Measurement and Instrument Data Center provides data from NWTC's M2 tower which are derived from instruments mounted on or near an 82 meter (270 foot) meteorological tower located at the western edge of the NWTC site and about 11 km (7 miles) west of Broomfield, and approximately 8 km (5 miles) south of Boulder, Colorado. The data represent the mean value of readings taken every two seconds and averaged over one minute. The wind speed and direction are measured at six heights on the tower and air temperature is measured at three heights. The dew point temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, totalized liquid precipitation, and global solar radiation are also available.
2 Data Resources
Name Size Type Resource Description History
Wind Measurement Data for NREL National Wind Technology Center M2 Tower Boulder Colorado 0 KB Website Datasets currently available including "Live" graphical display, updated every 60 seconds. "Live" PDA display, updated every 60 seconds. "Live" data and plots, updated every 60 seconds. Daily plots and raw data files, are available from September 24, 1996 to yesterday. Solar Calendars, are available from September 1996 to the present month. Wind roses (monthly, seasonal, & yearly) are available since October 1996 to last month. DOI 10.7799/1052222
Bibliography for Wind Measurement Data for NREL National Wind Technology Center M2 Tower Boulder Colorado 0 KB Website Resource bibliography on SciTech Connect. DOI 10.7799/1052222
Author Information
D. Jager,
A. Andreas,
Cite This Dataset
Jager, D.; Andreas, A. (2014): NREL National Wind Technology Center (NWTC): M2 Tower; Boulder, Colorado (Data). National Renewable Energy Laboratory. https://data.nrel.gov/submissions/33
About This Dataset
33
10.7799/1052222
Public
12/17/2014
DOE Project
Funding Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Sponsoring Organization
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Research Areas
Energy Analysis
Wind Energy
Digital Object Identifier
10.7799/1052222