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  • The minimum temperature layer shows the modeled minimum temperature [°C] at a height of 100 m above ground level, at each grid point, over the three year period from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010. Values are presented in bins with ranges of 1.5 °C each. Further details including data for individual years can be obtained by clicking on the dot representing the grid point location.

  • The wind power density layer shows the modeled wind power density [W/m2] at a height of 100 m above ground level, at each grid point, averaged over the three year period from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010. Values are presented in bins with ranges of 0.5 W/m2 each. Further details including data at different heights, and for individual years, can be obtained by clicking on the dot representing the grid point location.

  • The maximum temperature layer shows the modeled maximum temperature [°C] at a height of 100 m above ground level, at each grid point, over the three year period from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010. Values are presented in bins with ranges of 1.5 °C each. Further details including data for individual years can be obtained by clicking on the dot representing the grid point location.

  • The wind speed layer shows the modeled wind speed [m/s] at a height of 100 m above ground level, at each grid point, averaged over the three year period from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2010. Values are presented in bins with ranges of 0.5 m/s each. Further details including data at different heights, and for individual years, can be obtained by clicking on the dot representing the grid point location.

  • The Pan-Canadian Wind Integration Study (PCWIS), completed in 2016, assessed the operational and economic implications of integrating large amounts of wind energy into the Canadian electricity system. The PCWIS study generated a significant amount of high-resolution modelled wind data at many locations across Canada. This dataset contains over 54,000 “cells”, with each cell representing one node on a 2×2 km grid. Each cell has an associated time history of three years of modelled wind data, from 2008 to 2010, at 10-minute intervals. The interactive map allows a user to readily visualize the geographic distribution of Canada’s wind resources, as well as to quickly estimate the strength of the wind resource at a particular location.