Clear Lake Vector and Streamline Animations
In March 2019, seven metrological stations were installed around the perimeter of Clear Lake. The stations record wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, air temperature, atmospheric pressure, solar radiation and relative humidity. A cellular modem wirelessly transmits the data every 15 minutes to the cloud where it is publicly accessible. Using this data, UC Davis TERC was able to create interpolated wind maps to show the real-time and past wind data through a vector and streamline maps. A vector map consists of arrows that change size and direction whereas a streamline map consists of thousands of points that simulate moving air particles. The program uses a weighted average interpolation to get estimated wind speeds and directions for areas that do not have a station to monitor wind speeds.