FINO – Database information Research platforms in the North Sea and Baltic Sea
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FINO-database provides oceanographic and meteorological data collected at the three FINO-stations in the North and Baltic Sea.
Station Latitude Longitude Water depth Available since FINO1 54° 00.892' N 06° 35.258' E 30m 2003 FINO2 55° 00.422' N
13° 09.251' E 24m 2014 FINO3 55° 11.702' N
07° 09.490' E
A list of the collected and available parameters as well as their metadata is listed below:
Wind direction Wind velocity Air pressure Air temperature Air humidity UV radiation Precipitation
FINO-Wind project has developed a standardized automated quality control with subsequent manual post-control of the meteorological data for all FINO stations. These quality-controlled data sets are now available in the FINO-database. Further information can be found on the DWD-website and in our press release.
English names of the meteorological parameters: for all
FINO stations (independent of the measuring institute) standardized quality-controlled data
German names for the meteorological parameters: manually quality control of the measuring institutes (depending on the measuring institute)
In the following you will find database identifiers - together with the metadata they give you an overview of the available meteorological data.
Database identifier FINO1
Database identifier FINO2
Database identifier FINO3 Structural dynamics
No structural dynamic data is available in the database.
Information on using the
Use of the
FINO database is free of charge.
General terms and conditions still apply when using the database.
We request informal feedback in the event of a publication containing
FINO data. Each user must agree to these conditions.
The data export provides a single *.dat file for each selected parameter.
The *.dat file contains a header (marked with #). This gives information about the selected FINO station, the selected parameter, its unit and the titles of the data columns (for example: Time, Value, Minimum, Maximum, Variance, Quality). Subsequently the data follows. The date-time format is as follows: yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS (year-month-day hour:minute:second). The values are tab-separated. If there are no entries for a column (for example: Minimum), this column does not exist. The dummy values -999 mean that the values are missing. Quality flags
A range test and a spike test were performed to assess the quality of the oceanographic data. Values that did not pass the tests were replaced by dummy values (-99.99 or -999.99).
Flag Bedeutung Meaning 2 Gute Daten Good data 1 zweifelhaft doubtful 0 Rohdaten, unkontrolliert raw data, uncontrolled
Flag Condition Comment 9 Missing No data available 0 Not checked Not subject to validation 2 Formal pass Data within sensor limits 2 Climatological pass Data within climatological limits 3 Time consistency pass Time series is continuous 3 Internal consistency pass Good agreement between adjacent sensors 4 Manual pass Manual override of ValidatF fail flags 1 Manual questionable Manual check - value considered questionable 5 Formal fail Data exceeds sensor limits 5 Climatological fail Data exceeds climatological limits 6 Time consistency fail Time series is discontinuous (large jumps) 7 Internal consistency fail Large discrepancy between adjacent sensors 8 Manual fail Sensor faulty - value known to be wrong