4.27 - Daily Wind Speed File (*.wnd)

The daily wind speed file (*.wnd) contains daily wind speed in miles per day for each climate station for years wnyr1 through wnyr2, described below. The daily wind speed file is used for the Penman-Monteith, Modified Hargreaves, and ASCE Standardized Penman-Monteith daily ET methods (flag1= 3, 4, or 5, respectively in the model control file, Section 4.4). The data must be in calendar year format. The file must contain data for all years in the simulation between nyr1 and nyr2, defined in the model control file (see Section 4.4). There must be a one-to-one correspondence between the climate stations listed in the climate station data file (*.cli) and the climate station data in the daily wind speed file. An example is provided in Appendix A.

Row-Data Program Variable Description
Row 1 Format (6x, i4, 11x, i4, 7x, a3)
1-1 wnyr1 Beginning year of wind speed data
1-2 wnyr2 Ending year of wind speed data
1-3 idum3 CYR for calendar year
Row 2 Format (i4, 2x, i2, 2x, a12, 31(f6.0))
2-1 yr Year
2-2 mo Month
2-3 tid Wind speed station ID
2-4 wd2(1-31) Wind speed for days 1-31 in month mo

Repeat for the number of vapor pressure stations.

Repeat for each month in year yr.

Repeat for each year wnyr1 through wnyr2.