Whiffle is revolutionizing numerical weather prediction by using cutting-edge computing technology to run the world’s highest resolution operational weather model.
Whiffle develops cutting-edge computing technology to produce fine-scale weather forecasts and weather simulations. Meteorological finecasting is all about mastering the art and science of accurately forecasting weather conditions – for example wind, temperature, cloudiness – at a certain location and time with unprecedented spatial and temporal detail.
Whiffle has been operational since 2016 and was started as a spin out of the Delft University of Technology. With its roots in science, the company has continued cutting edge R&D to further develop the Large Eddy Simulation (LES) models and a unique implementation on high performance computing systems. This resulted in the world’s first LES based operational weather model that can perform highly accurate and high-resolution weather forecasts. Application areas of Whiffle’s model include wind and solar power projects, dispersion of air pollution, aviation and agriculture.
|Participation since||August 2016|
|Founders||prof. dr. Harmen Jonker
dr. ir. Remco Verzijlbergh
|Linked faculty||Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences|
|Company history and milestones|
|August 2016||Whiffle is incorporated.|
|November 2017||More accurate North Sea wind information cuts cost of offshore wind energy|
|November 2017||Whiffle and Deltares start research in numerical modelling of metocean conditions at offshore wind farms|
|October 2018||Whiffle selected by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency in a winning consortium for Hollandse Kust Noord Wind Resource Assessment|
|December 2018||Whiffle weather finecasting selected by OutSmart for large scale wind power forecasting|