IHData provide information from wind hindcast developed by IHCantabria. The wind hindcast are an alternative to in-situ and satellite data that assure long and homogeneous wind information. To obtain a detailed description of the wind fields at the regional scale, the hindcast are developed using the atmospheric model Weather and Research Forecast (WRF) model that is Limited Area Models (LAMs).
The inputs are the global reanalysis data that are downscaled to obtain the atmospheric fields to a better spatial resolution. The hindcast data can be considered proper representations of the atmospheric conditions and have been considered as quasi-observational datasets in many fields.
IHData contains two historical wind reconstruction products: SeaWind and SeaWind-HR. The former product provides offshore wind fields at the regional spatial scale, whilst the latter product provides coastal winds at high spatial resolution.