The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA) is a wind atlas covering a period of 11 years, from 2008 until and including 20181 . Regional numerical weather model HARMONIE and additional satellite and aircraft measurements were used to downscale the global re-analysis ERA5 to a dataset of hourly information on a 2.5 by 2.5 km grid spacing and up to 600 m height.
Making the Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA) was part of the DOWA-project. The DOWA project is executed by the project partners ECN part of TNO, Whiffle and KNMI and supported with Topsector Energy subsidy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (SDE+ Hernieuwbare Energie Call). Information on the project can be found on the DOWA website: (https://www.dutchoffshorewindatlas.nl/about-the-atlas ) 2 .
In this report you will find all the information you need to work with the dataset.
I.L. Wijnant, B. van Ulft, B. van Stratum, J. Barkmeijer, J. Onvlee,
C. de Valk, S. Knoop, S. Kok, G.J. Marseille, H. Klein Baltink, A. Stepek. The Dutch Offshore Wind Atlas (DOWA): description of the dataset
KNMI number: TR-380, Year: 2019, Pages: 60