Data provide the foundation of all activities linking weather/ climate and the energy sector, yet accessing data can prove problematic. In this paper an overview of the status of access to weather and climate data is provided to guide those working on the energy side. A background history through which the current status quo has been achieved is summarised, and some useful information sources for the energy sector identified. Further the types of weather and climate information that are available and of potential concern to energy projects are reviewed briefly.
KeywordsWeather climate energy protocols resolution 40 observations archives reanalyses
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