A Journey Through Time-Domain Wind Resource Assessment.
We are thrilled to introduce a series of blog posts dissecting and explaining everything about TIMES, the latest modeled wind time series in our portfolio.
What is TIMES?
Vortex TIMES are long-term 10-minute time series for the meteorological variables relevant to wind resource assessment, including turbulence, at any location. As we embrace the era of time-domain wind resource assessment, it is becoming increasingly relevant to use accurate high-resolution modeled time series that span multiple decades. For this product, we did our most complete validation to date, using more than 250 tall towers located around the world (onshore and offshore). With a mean absolute bias of 5.7% in wind speed, TIMES stands as a compelling choice for wind engineers seeking worldwide precision, even in complex terrain scenarios.
Introducing the TIMES Blog Series
In an effort to expand the traditional technical documentation (accessible here), we are launching a dedicated blog series. This series will explain everything about TIMES: from the basics to the more advanced topics. Initial posts will mirror the structure of the technical document, covering usability, motivation, methodology, validation, and more. Subsequent blog entries will dive into specific facets of TIMES, offering detailed insights into topics that go beyond industry standards (turbulence intensity, vertical shear and veer, atmospheric stability, extreme wind speeds, etc.). Our aim is to spark conversation about the potential of TIMES, offering a comprehensive exploration of its modeling intricacies, applications, and real-world impact.
Posts in the TIMES Series
This table of contents will be updated when we publish new posts. Stay tuned!