Author: Conor Sweeney

  • PhD Opportunity

    Probabilistic Seasonal Forecasting and Climate Projections for Wind and Solar Energy in Ireland Funding is available for a 4 year PhD project at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UCD with the UCD Energy Institute. This PhD project aims to improve our understanding of Renewable Energy Sources (RES, wind and solar) in Ireland over two […]

  • Correct parameter name with cdo ERA5

    cdo doesn’t recognise the name for 100m u and v winds from ERA5. So, I created a small text file called myparam.txt with information about the variables: Then I used the following cdo command: and that worked!

  • Update WRF on ORR2

    https://www2.mmm.ucar.edu/wrf/OnLineTutorial/ Get WRF source code https://www2.mmm.ucar.edu/wrf/users/download/get_sources_new.php cd GITWRFgit clone https://github.com/wrf-model/WRFgit clone https://github.com/wrf-model/WPS Get WPS data (if you don’t already have it): cd ~/DATA/geogcurl -O https://www2.mmm.ucar.edu/wrf/src/wps_files/geog_high_res_mandatory.tar.gz Set the Environment I’d already built the required libraries, but still need to set the environment variables (source GNU-Environment.sh): export DIR=”/home/conor/Build_WRF/LIBRARIES”export CC=”gcc”export CXX=”g++”export FC=”gfortran”export FCFLAGS=”-m64″export F77=”gfortran”export FFLAGS=”-m64″export PATH=”$DIR/netcdf/bin:$PATH”export NETCDF=”$DIR/netcdf”export PATH=”$DIR/mpich/bin:$PATH”export […]

  • Vertical interpolation of near-surface wind speed

    The New European Wind Atlas allows you to download wind speeds at various heights above ground (10/50/75/100/150…m) between 2009-2018 for regions in Europe. However, if you are interested in another time period, or region, you can download ERA5 wind data at 10m and 100m heights above ground from the Climate Data Store. A common approach […]