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Adv. Sci. Res., 13, 151–161, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-13-151-2016
Adv. Sci. Res., 13, 151–161, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-13-151-2016
 
21 Nov 2016
21 Nov 2016

Wind speed variability between 10 and 116 m height from the regional reanalysis COSMO-REA6 compared to wind mast measurements over Northern Germany and the Netherlands

Michael Borsche et al.

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Wind speeds derived from the regional reanalysis COSMO-REA6 and from two global reanalyses of ECMWF (ERA-Interim and ERA-20C) have been compared to tower measurements covering heights from 10 m up to 140 m, located in the North Sea, in The Netherlands, and in Northeast Germany. In general, the monthly and hourly mean values of COSMO-REA6 are at least as close to the measurements as the global reanalyses, and in the correlation of daily means an added value of COSMO-REA6 is found.