50m-Wind Mast

May 11, 2020

One of two masts deployed in 2009, the Masdar City mast has been operated by Masdar Institute since 2010 to continue long term monitoring of weather patterns affecting land surface temperatures, wind energy resource, and boundary layer phenomena. The facility was refurbished in May 2016 with new Thies-KLIMA “First Class” 3-cup anemometers and new type-T temperature sensors at 20, 30, 50 and 50m to acquire vertical temperature profiles in support of Urban Heat Island research and Wind Energy assessment. The nearby Rotating Shadow-band Irradiometer (RSI) station also records wind at 10m.