Boulder Valley Wind Statistics from the NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory
Entry ID: OAR0079

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Summary
Abstract: The Boulder Wind Network (BWN), in operation between 1979 and 1989, was a
collection of five surface measuring sites for studying windstorms in the
Boulder area. Each site consisted of a 20 foot tower with sensors measuring
wind speed, wind direction, temperature, and pressure.

The Boulder Valley Wind Statistics Data Set is a compilation of the
representative year of BWN data that have been extensively documented and
quality controlled. The data are in the form of 20 minute averages presented
by site and month of year in the form of histograms of wind speed and
direction. Background information and case studies have been included with the
data.

In addition to the data set described above, the data from the entire ten years
of operation of the BWN has been archived on magnetic tape.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 40.0   E: -105.0   W: -105.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 1989-12-31
Originating Center
Data Center
Environmental Technology Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.etl.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ALFRED J. BEDARD
Contact Address:
Thermodynamic Profiling, R/E/ET
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:
Thermodynamic Profiling, R/E/ET
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Publications/References
Bedard, A. J., Jr., and A. A. Rockwood, "The Boulder Colo. Wind-Measuring
Network," Fifth Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation,
April 11-15, 1983. Published by the American Meteorological Society, Boston,
Mass.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-08-09
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