Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Model experiment description paper
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27 Oct 2020
Model experiment description paper | Highlight paper |  | 27 Oct 2020

The Making of the New European Wind Atlas – Part 2: Production and evaluation

Martin Dörenkämper, Bjarke T. Olsen, Björn Witha, Andrea N. Hahmann, Neil N. Davis, Jordi Barcons, Yasemin Ezber, Elena García-Bustamante, J. Fidel González-Rouco, Jorge Navarro, Mariano Sastre-Marugán, Tija Sīle, Wilke Trei, Mark Žagar, Jake Badger, Julia Gottschall, Javier Sanz Rodrigo, and Jakob Mann

Model code and software

WRF configuration files for NEWA mesoscale ensemble and production simulations A. N. Hahmann, N. N. Davis, M. Dörenkämper, T. Sīle, B. Witha, and W. Trei

Short summary
This is the second of two papers that document the creation of the New European Wind Atlas (NEWA). The paper includes a detailed description of the technical and practical aspects that went into running the mesoscale simulations and the microscale downscaling for generating the climatology. A comprehensive evaluation of each component of the NEWA model chain is presented using observations from a large set of tall masts located all over Europe.