Wind Reanalysis

By Jose L. Palma

University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB)

Wind field on active volcanoes from Reanalysis2 data

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This tool allows you to calculate the statistics of wind direction and speed at or near active volcanoes. I am using the 4-times daily NCEP-DOE Reanalysis 2 data. Currently there are 536 volcanoes in the database. All these volcanoes have exhibited historical activity based on the Smithsonian database (see also Siebert et al. 2010). The wind data used in this tool span 22 years (1990-2011).


Wind data provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Downloaded from their Web site at


Siebert, L., Simkin, T., and Kimberly, P., 2010, Volcanoes of the World, 3rd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 568 p.

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