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Vertical Profiles of Wind Speed and Direction above the ASIT and NTS

Air Sea Interaction Tower (ASIT)

As part of WHOI's long-term Metocean monitoring campaign, MVCO observes the vertical structure of wind speed and direction above the ASIT using a Zephir 300M vertically profiling lidar system.  Installed at the ASIT since October 2021, the system measures the wind above the tower remotely using a low power laser, calibrated to offshore wind energy industry standards.  Previously, a Leosphere Windcube V2.0 was operated at the tower from 2016-2021, and now operates at the Nantucket Test Site.
Contact MVCO for more information about the program, data access, or use of the facility as a validation location.
The current vertical structure of winds above the ASIT is displayed below, from 53 m to 200 m above mean sea level.
1 Day Wind Profile
5 Day Wind Profile

Nantucket Test Site (NTS)

As part of WHOI's long-term Metocean monitoring campaign, MVCO observes the vertical structure of wind speed and direction above the NTS using a Leosphere Windcube V2.0 vertically profiling lidar system.  Installed at the NTS since November 2021, the system measures the wind above the tower remotely using a low power laser, calibrated to offshore wind energy industry standards.  This Windcube was previously operated at the ASIT from 2016-2021.

Contact MVCO for more information about the program, data access, or use of the facility as a validation location.

The current vertical structure of winds above the ASIT is displayed below, from 43 m to 200 m above ground level.

1 Day Wind Profile
5 Day Wind Profile