Wind Speed

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Truewind Solutions, LLC
Publication_Date: 2002/2003
Title: Wind Speed
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mass.gov/mgis/windspeed.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
In continuing a policy of promoting renewable and clean energy sources, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) has put considerable effort into researching development sites for wind-based energy production. A key datalayer in this initiative is a modeled representation of wind velocities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The original wind resource data (in raster format) were developed by Truewind Solutions, LLC under contract to AWS Scientific, Inc. as part of a project jointly funded by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), and Northeast Utilities System.
The polygon layer WINDSPEEDGRID_POLY stores all 4 wind speeds in a vectorized version of the rasters, for Massachusetts only.
The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) clipped these data to the Massachusetts ocean management planning area in 2009.
Purpose: Planning and analysis
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200706
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.121361
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.830025
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.878348
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.186918
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: wind speed
Theme_Keyword: energy
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans, 014
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation, 008
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Theme_Keyword: Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Theme_Keyword: Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Getty Thesaurus of Place Names
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts Bay
Place_Keyword: Cape Cod Bay
Place_Keyword: Nantucket Sound
Place_Keyword: Vineyard Sound
Place_Keyword: Buzzards Bay
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of Maine
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EOEA - MassGIS
Contact_Person: Michael Trust
Contact_Position: Sr. Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street
Address: Suite 500
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (617) 626-1000
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (617) 626-1249
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: michael.trust@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 9 AM - 5 PM
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Contribution: See the "Abstract" section of this document for details.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
CZM clipped these data to the Massachusetts ocean management planning area.
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 5

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2001
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 41.716667
Standard_Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.000000
False_Easting: 200000.000000
False_Northing: 750000.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000001
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: wind_speed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Speed_mps
Attribute_Definition: Wind speed (meters/second).
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of features.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EOEA - MassGIS
Contact_Person: Michael Trust
Contact_Position: Sr. Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street
Address: Suite 500
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (617) 626-1000
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (617) 626-1249
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: michael.trust@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 9 AM - 5 PM
Resource_Description: CZM_moris_om_wind_speed_poly
Distribution_Liability:
Please see the "PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR DIGITAL DATA PROVIDED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS", online at <http://www.state.ma.us/mgis/puragree.htm>.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile (.shp)
Transfer_Size: 0.566
Ordering_Instructions:
To order go to <http://www.state.ma.us/mgis/order.htm> and click on "CD Product". To download go to <http://www.state.ma.us/mgis/dwn-vect.htm> and choose the appropriate link. Data also may be downloaded directly from the datalayer’s description page on the MassGIS Web site (see the link in the Online_Linkage or "Who wrote the metadata?" section of this document or go to <http://www.state.ma.us/mgis/laylist.htm>).
Custom_Order_Process:
Please contact MassGIS with questions regarding alternative methods of receiving data.
Technical_Prerequisites:
MassGIS' data may be used in many standard GIS software products. See each software's vendor for technical prerequisites.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090727
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EOEA - MassGIS
Contact_Person: Michael Trust
Contact_Position: Sr. Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street
Address: Suite 500
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (617) 626-1000
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (617) 626-1249
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: michael.trust@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 9 AM - 5 PM
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mass.gov/mgis/windspeed.htm>
Profile_Name: MassGIS Web Documentation
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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