IREMARE - Released information on 16/05/2016
More information layers will be added as the IREMARE project continues.
Numerical data are available with ASCII (Access OPeNDAP) and NetCDF (Access HTTPServer and NetcdfSubset) format.
So far, available information is:
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Maps of wave parameters relevant for marine energy applications from the shore to 50 km offshore, western coast of France. If the map title mentions a specific season ( Spring (March to May), Summer (June to August), Fall (September to November) or Winter (December to February) ) then the data are season-averaged. Otherwise, the averaging has been performed over the entire length of the time series.
No information about the current characteristics is available so far.
Technical data refer to information relevant for advanced characterization of sea-state climate. They are available from the shore to 50 km offshore, western coast of France, on a Homere’s grid nodes (see below). If the title mentions a specific season ( Spring (March to May), Summer (June to August), Fall (September to November) or Winter (December to February) ) then the data refer to season-specific values. Otherwise, the analysis has been performed over the entire length of the time series (19 years). The tables available are meant to be downloaded, and used for appropriate graphical representation, or specific end-user applications.
Boudière, E., C. Maisondieu, F. Ardhuin, M. Accensi, L. Pineau-Guillou, and J. Lepesqueur. 2013. A suitable metocean hindcast database for the design of Marine energy converters. International Journal of Marine Energy 3-4: e40–e52.
Dubranna, J., T. Ranchin, L. Ménard, and B. Gschwind. 2015. Production and Dissemination of Marine Renewable Energy Resource Information. Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference.