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NASA Prediction of Worldwide Energy Resource High Resolution Meteorology Data For Sustainable Building Design
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Author and Affiliation:
Chandler, William S.(Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States);
Hoell, James M.(Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States);
Westberg, David(Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States);
Zhang, Taiping(Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States);
Stackhouse, Paul W., Jr.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: A primary objective of NASA's Prediction of Worldwide Energy Resource (POWER) project is to adapt and infuse NASA's solar and meteorological data into the energy, agricultural, and architectural industries. Improvements are continuously incorporated when higher resolution and longer-term data inputs become available. Climatological data previously provided via POWER web applications were three-hourly and 1x1 degree latitude/longitude. The NASA Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) data set provides higher resolution data products (hourly and 1/2x1/2 degree) covering the entire globe. Currently POWER solar and meteorological data are available for more than 30 years on hourly (meteorological only), daily, monthly and annual time scales. These data may be useful to several renewable energy sectors: solar and wind power generation, agricultural crop modeling, and sustainable buildings. A recent focus has been working with ASHRAE to assess complementing weather station data with MERRA data. ASHRAE building design parameters being investigated include heating/cooling degree days and climate zones.
Publication Date: Apr 16, 2013
Document ID:
20130013357
(Acquired May 06, 2013)
Subject Category: METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Report/Patent Number: NF1676L-16456
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: SOLAR 2013; 16-20 Apr. 2013; Baltimore, MD; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Solar Energy Society; Boulder, CO, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: WBS 389018.02.15.04.80
Financial Sponsor: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 7p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: AGRICULTURE; BUILDINGS; CLIMATE; FARM CROPS; HIGH RESOLUTION; METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS; METEOROLOGY; RENEWABLE ENERGY; TIME SERIES ANALYSIS
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