How can I access historical data?
Is it possible to get historical data from the Chernobyl disaster (25. April 1986 to 28. April 1986)?
I have a project about the Chernobyl disaster. Showing the wind animation from the date will help me a lot.
If there's historical data from the Chernobyl disaster, that I can have access to, please send a message to me on:
where you can see radioactive cloud driven by prevailing winds.
Thank for the help. But do you know a website where I can see a wind animation of the Chernobyl disaster?
The ones you've sent is the radioactivity that has spread all over Europe, but I would also like to get a map over the wind, such as Windy.com's design
Here you can find some archived data.
Note: I sent you the "radioactivity animation" as it takes into account many wind fields (for many days and in many levels).
What a pity！I would like to have accessed some historical data for my PowerPoint about meteorology. Well, I will still support Windy.
If you are interested in official data, you have to contact:
As I can see, nearby there is the Twenthe Airport.
At the airport (location indicator EHTW) there is a meteorological station
and (I believe) people there can provide you data needed.
Also you can search the internet for actual weather data for met. station
Twenthe Airport, EHTW in various sites
Also, you can download the data from Twenthe Automatic Weather Station, here
Could you give us an idea of how much space 1 month of data would take?
Re: storage. Access even to a very sub-sampled historical data would be useful as well!
If you have data at 1 degree resolution, that is roughly 360*180 points per globe. If you were to only keep 5 (7, 10) basic measurements (pressure, temperaturue, wind speed/direction, precipitation) at three different altitudes (0, 850hPa, 500hPa), it gives you: 360 * 180 * 5 * 3 * 4 (bytes per float32), which is about 4MB per measurement. Sample it every 3 hours over a year, and that would be 8GB/year. Go to 0.5 degree resolution, and that's 32GB/year. That still can fit on my laptop. And I think grib files actually use less than 4 bytes per point.
I was also frustrated with the lack of any ways to access historical data. So I'm actually planning to download a bunch of grib files from public GFS server, select only relevant timepoints/layers, and save them for viewing in existing grib viewers (or publish them somewhere). It is still a lot of work, probably a week of coding for me, and however many days/weeks to download the data. I may actually do this project at some point.
Is it possible to view data less than 24 hours ago?
I assumed this was possible, but there is a reset at 00:00.
@bartbv I found out, this is possible by changing your computers local time.
@ivo Historical data is very important to some researchers and users
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At some point we should talk. I might be able to help. Dr. Duncan. Send me your email if you'd like to...
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I am working on finding a sustainable shipping solution by harnessing wind energy on ships and for which i need to understand the wind patterns /speed along the Indian Peninsular . If there is an paid subscription for historical view or any other arrangements possible , please do let me know .