Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Wind Speed Direction, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54413.

Item Identification

Title: Wind Speed Direction
Short Name: Wind_Speed_Direction
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Monthly summary of global wind speed and direction averaged from raw data. Raw data available from Jan 1, 1979, to Dec 31, 2010, at hourly temporal resolution, with a spatial resolution of 0.313 degrees (latitude) x 0.312 degrees (longitude). Dataset contains the global wind speed in meters per second (m/s) and wind direction in degrees from True North.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category farming
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None alternative energy planning
None coastal energy planning
None environment
None environmental
None environmental energy planning
None farming
None marine cadastre
None marine spatial planning
None national
None ocean energy planning
None oceans
None offshore energy planning
None planningCadastre
None renewable energy planning
None United States
None wind
None wind energy planning

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Atlantic
None national
None Pacific
None United States

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: ORIGINATORS: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP); Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM); Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 792932
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 792933
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 792935
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 792934
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 792937
W° Bound: -0.001615
E° Bound: 0.001616
N° Bound: 0.000674
S° Bound: -0.000156

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 792940
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/WindSpeedDirection.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Wind Speed Direction
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 792939
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/
Distributor:
File Name: ORT Map Service
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 792930
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reports
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Wind Speed and Direction

CC ID: 792927
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-08-01
Citation URL: https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds093.1/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Wind Speed and Direction

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 792928
Description:

(1) Data were downloaded from: https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds093.1/ using wget file retrival software. (2) GRIB2 files were converted to NetCDFs. (3) From the hourly global composites, a monthly mean for every year was generated. (4) The monthly means were averaged together for all years (1979-2010) so that each month of the year has a monthly mean grid. (5) Annual means were average together for all monthly means. (6) ASC Files were converted to point files. (7) Point files projected into WGS 1984 GCS (8) Point files were clipped to the Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ). (9) All point files for wind speed and direction were combined into a single point file with Variable and Month / Annual Summaries as the column headers. (10) Point file was projected into WGS 1984 World Mercator.

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Wind Speed Direction

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54413
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-10-02 15:21+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27