||N. 43 deg. 27.117'|
||W. 116 deg. 7.752'|
|Placed in service:
|Removed from service:
This logger is equipped with cell modem capability and was donated by Second Wind to the Idaho Anemometer Loan Program. It is being used to gather wind shear information for part of the Snake River plain area, since anemometers are mounted at 270 feet and 100 feet on this cell tower. The wind data has also been used by local meteorologists, news stations and others to increase public awareness of wind energy in Idaho. To see more about Second Wind data collection equipment, visit their website at secondwind.com.
These PDF files show a wind data analysis summary based on all of the data collected over the period the anemometer has been in operation.
Wind Data Summary
Wind Rose Summary
In general, adjustments for site air density, power curves, hub height projections, and estimated energy production must be performed by using the raw data provided.
The data are provided in two different file formats. The binary files contain the data as recorded from the instruments. The comma delimited files are suitable for importing into a spreadsheet such as Excel.
These files contain the data points that comprise the input to the summary data file(s) above. It is important to note that some of these data points may have been omitted from the summary data because they were determined to be in error. (A typical error occurs when an anemometer ices up.)
File Naming Convention
The data files are named using a convention to identify the site, the recording period start date, and the format of the data.
In general, the data files have names in the following format:
(/'s are separators added for clarification)
siteID is a name or serveral numbers that identify the site where the data was recorded
mm is a two-digit number indicating the month the recording period started
dd is a two-digit number indicating the day the recording period started
dataformat is a single character that will identify the data format (since the two different file types are now in separate directories, this field still exists but can be ignored)
yy is a two-digit number indicating the year the recording period started
For example, the file with the name "00001128.n01" contains data for site 0000 that was recorded beginning on November 28, 2001.