I am a PhD student currently doing his thesis within the PalMA research group, in the FTA dept. of the Physics Fac. (UCM). The topic of my thesis is focused on the climatological analysis of the surface wind over the region of northeastern North America.
Part of this research is focused on the compilation of large observational databases and the subsequent development and application of quality control and homogenization methodologies. These procedures are specifically oriented towards surface wind speed and direction variables.
Additionally, the climatological study involves the application of statistical downscaling methodologies, used to increase the spatial resolution of AOGCMs/reanalysis/gridded datasets relating them to observational data. These methodologies allows for the understanding the regional climatological behaviour in relation with the mechanisms that govern the large scale dynamics. The established large-to-local relationships can also be further extended beyond the observational data period for a reconstruction of the past variability and to extrapolate it to non-climatological variables such as wind production, among others.