GRID

GRID defines the products which are supplied as large datasets for a defined area. As one of the largest private weather data producers, meteoblue can supply large spatial datasets upon request.

Datasets are supplied as .txt, .csv or .netcdf files, with appropriate compression, as special product tailored to customer needs.

Grid cells

meteoblue NMM (numerical mesoscale models) divide the space into grid cells. Each cell represents an area defined by a center point and a diameter.

The distance between the grid cells (center points) determines the spatial resolution which is equivalent to the diameter (or twice the radius) of each grid cell. Each cell is defined by a center point, with coordinates and an altitude. The altitude is the calculated average of all surface points within the grid cell (radius), based on a 100 meter topography model. Other grid cell attributes include surface type, land cover and inclination.

point® technology further adapts (downscales) the grid cell information to a place, using attributes such as altitude, exposition, land cover and surrounding features.

Use of grid cell information

Grid cell information is used in products which show weather information for an area (not a particular point). Examples for products which display grid cell information are: 

GRID information can be supplied for regions, continents or the entire world. Contact us with your requirements of area, parameters, time range and other details.