KNMI Technical report - The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA): description of the dataset

The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA) is a wind atlas covering a period of 11 years, from 2008 until and including 2018. Regional numerical weather model HARMONIE and additional satellite and aircraft measurements were used to downscale the global re-analysis ERA5 to a dataset of hourly information on a 2.5 by 2.5 km grid spacing and up to 600 m height.

In this report you will find all the information you need to work with the dataset.


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