North Sea Wind Climatology. Part 1: a review of existing wind atlases

Part 1 of this report gives an overview of the wind atlases that are currently used in the wind energy sector and explains what their limitations are. In this report (part 2) we present an approach similar to the MCP method and use the 34-year ERA-Interim reanalysis (a homogeneous model data set) on a horizontal grid of about 80 km as a starting point.