With the recent addition of access to a 10-year hindcast dataset within Mermaid we thought it would be a good idea to provide some handy guidance and advice on how it should be used.
The general aim of this dataset is to allow users to generate some ‘headline’ average duration statistics that will be useful for things such as writing or reviewing bids and operation overviews.
The key things to be aware of with this dataset are threefold:
- The duration of the dataset is ten years (January 2006 to December 2015)
- The time step of the wind data is three hours whereas it is six hours for the wave data
- The horizontal grid resolution is 0.25°, i.e.