The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RU-COOL) operates a real-time version of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model daily. This model, RU-WRF, includes a unique surface boundary condition derived from our internally-produced coldest-pixel sea surface temperature (SST) product.
This site features RU-WRF model output of winds at selected Virtual Meteorological Towers (VMTs) located both within and surrounding the various Wind Energy Areas (WEA) in proximity to New Jersey. These towers can be selected on the map: “Wind Energy Area” for those within the designated WEAs in blue and the New York Bight Call Area in green; “NJ Coastal Region” for multiple locations along the NJ coastline; “Comparison Stations” for VMT output at locations close to existing observational platforms. Data from these VMTs can then be graphed or downloaded using the additional tabs below.