Wind profiler at Cape Henlopen

With funding from First State Marine Wind, a partnership between UD and the wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa, Dr. Archer was "instrumental" (pun intended) in the repair and relocation of a 915-MHz wind profiler, property of DNREC, to the Cape Henlopen State Park, where it will be valuable for vertical wind information in the marine environment.

With help from DEOS, the real-time data collected by the Cape Henlopen profiler are now available on the web through the NOAA website (select LWSDE, for Lewes, DE).

This is an example of the vertical distribution of winds and their evolution during a rather windy day, as retrieved by the profiler. Note that the time axis is from right to left!

Wind profile at Cape Henlopen on 4/5/2014

The photo below shows the profiler with its 4 antennas.

Cape Henlopen wind profiler


Special thanks to Joe Martini of DNREC and Kevin Brinson of DEOS.

Last update: 4/7/2014

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