Starting on February 1st 2020 we are running a demonstration of the MAD-WRF model. During this period, we are also running WRF-Solar and MADCast to quantify the added value of MAD- WRF. The models are configured to provide the forecasts over a grid with 9 km of grid spacing covering the Contiguous U.S. There are runs every hour with a forecast length of 6 hours. The global horizontal irradiance predictions, available every 15 minutes, and cloud analyses are shared with the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) community. The data can be downloaded from the GEO Vision for Energy initiative website (GEO-VENER): http://www.webservice-energy.org/

The most recent forecasts can be downloaded from the following links:

Download Latest Datasets (NetCDF files)

MADcast 2020-06-03 00:00:00
MAD-WRF 2020-06-03 00:00:00
WRF-Solar 2020-06-03 00:00:00
MAD-WRF Cloud Analysis 2020-06-03 00:00:00

MAD-WRF Forecast Plots | date: 2020-06-03 00:00:00

1h Forecast


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2h Forecast


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4h Forecast


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6h Forecast


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Most recent GHI predictions from MAD-WRF: a) 1h forecast, b) 2 h forecasts,
c) 4 h forecast, and d) 6 h forecast.