[Bldg-sim] WEATHER: Free tool for creating AMY-files for Europe
jcrossett at phasechange.com
Wed Dec 5 08:46:48 PST 2012
Are you planing to expand to the USA or other global locations in the
future or will this project forever be for the EU only?
*Jeremiah D. Crossett | Senior Analyst | Phase Change Energy Solutions*
120 E. Pritchard St. | Asheboro, NC 27203 | Mobile 503-688-8951
On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 8:29 AM, Lukas Lundström <lukas.rokka at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi all,
> The Real-Time Weather Converter tool for creating Actual Meteorological
> Year (AMY) files for North Europe have been updated.
> News for version 2.1:
> - Solar radiation data can now be retrieved from an arbitrary
> coordination point covered by the STRÅNG modeling system. These data can
> for example be used for creating customized weather files by combing them
> with site-specific measurements of temperature and humidity and wind and
> atmospheric pressure data from the nearest official weather station.
> News for version 2.0:
> - All data from ISD is available, also data marked as "Additional". If
> you tried the tool before but didn't get any data for your station, you
> should now be able to get usable data for most locations.
> - A new server that maps data from the SMHI server. Now retrieval time
> is just a few seconds for one year of solar radiation data. AMY-files can
> now be created in under a minute.
> - Missing data points are visualized graphically.
> The tool was made as part of my MSc degree project at Mälardalens
> University, Sweden. It uses observed actual weather data from the
> Integrated Surface Database (ISD), http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/isd,
> and modeled solar radiation data from STRÅNG, http://strang.smhi.se.
> Roughly, the tool covers most of Europe excluding south Europe. Long-term
> coverage is from 1 of January 1999 to up to date for the northernmost area,
> the southern area is covered from 1 of June 2006 (see website for map).
> The quality of the solar radiation data from STRÅNG varies in the
> geographical dimension. Roughly the model gives good result for Sweden and
> Central Europe, but underestimates for ocean coast near areas like UK,
> Norway etc. The model does underestimate as well for the Baltics, northern
> Finland and some high altitude sites. There's a validation figure (for
> Google Earth) at the tools homepage in the help section.
> Best regards,
> Lukas Lundström
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