Minnesota_50m_wind

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Citation:

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Originator: NREL

Publication_Date: June, 2012

Title: Minnesota_50m_wind

Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

Other_Citation_Details:

This map has been validated with available surface data by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants.

Online_Linkage:

<http://www.nrel.gov/gis/cfm/data/GIS_Data_Technology_Specific/United_States/Wind/High_Resolution/Minnesota_50m_wind.zip>

Description:

Abstract:

Annual average wind resource potential for Minnesota at a 50 meter height.

Purpose:

Provide information on the wind resource development potential in Minnesota.

Supplemental_Information:

This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the data is not suitable for micro-siting potential development projects. We started from the data here: <http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/content.do?contentid=536887066&contenttype=EDITORIAL&agency=Commerce>, average the 30 and 80 m wind speed values and then converted it to power density assuming a Weibull K of 2.0 and using elevation to estimate air density.

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Single_Date/Time:

Calendar_Date: June, 2012

Currentness_Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete

Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned

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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -97.239256

East_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.491994

North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.384359

South_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.499362

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Theme_Keyword: wind potential, wind resource

Access_Constraints: None

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This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data.
Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data.
THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA.
The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.

Point_of_Contact:

Contact_Information:

Contact_Person_Primary:

Contact_Person: Donna Heimiller

Contact_Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-384-7098

Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 303-275-4675

Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: donna.heimiller@nrel.gov

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Metadata_Reference_Information:

Metadata_Date: 20111208

Metadata_Contact:

Contact_Information:

Contact_Organization_Primary:

Contact_Organization: NREL

Contact_Person: Pamela Gray-Hann

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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-275-4626

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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pamela.gray.hann@nrel.gov

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