Wind Fetch - BC Central Coast - Canada

The wind fetch model provides information on the run-up distance and exposure for an area based on mean 2018 wind data collected from the Hakai Institute "Lookout Hill" weather station. The raster model has a spatial resolution of 100 meters and more models have been developed closer to NW Calvert Island at 5 meter resolution. The fetch model was created using the USGS "Wave" tool plugin in ARC GIS. Created by Hakai Institute geospatial technology researcher Keith Holmes. Wind fetch tool: Application of Wind Fetch and Wave Models for Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Projects - 2012 Update By Jason Rohweder, James T. Rogala, Barry L. Johnson, Dennis Anderson, Steve Clark, Ferris Chamberlin, David Potter, and Kip Runyon https://umesc.usgs.gov/management/dss/wind_fetch_wave_models_2012update.html

Weighted Wind Data The data for the fetch analysis was gathered by the Hakai Sensor Network using an RM Young anemometer (05103). Wind direction samples are taken every 5 seconds and then averaged into a single 5 minute reading. These 5 minute readings were downloaded into an excel file with a timestamp for each reading. A simple table was then generated with the proportion of wind measurements at Lookout (adding to 100 percent) in each 15 degree intervals for the selected time periods.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) January 21, 2022 (Publication)
January 21, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) February 10, 2019 (Publication)
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Responsible Party 1
Name
Hakai Geospatial Technology Team
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
data@hakai.org
Role
  • Custodian
  • Owner
  • Point of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
  • Processor
Responsible Party 2
Name
Keith Holmes
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Role
  • Point of Contact
  • Processor
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Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
data@hakai.org
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  • Distributor
  • Resource Provider
Responsible Party 4
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Hakai Research Institute
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  • Distributor
  • Principal Investigator

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