There were 1,036 press releases posted in the last 24 hours and 448,956 in the last 365 days.

Testing the Wind in the Columbia River Gorge: Energy Department Funds Effort to Improve Wind Forecasts

Date: 4/11/2016

Deep in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge in Washington and Oregon, an extensive data collection effort is underway. It's part of the Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain's (WFIP 2) effort to improve wind forecasts. From October 2015 through mid-2017, scientists will collect and analyze meteorological data in order to improve wind forecasts in regions of complex terrain, such as mountains, valleys, and river gorges. The Energy Department is leading the WFIP 2 project, with nearly $9 million in funding to six principal project partners.