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I am currently setting up a wind-wave model for which I need to input the wind forcing for the whole domain.

I have obtained the wind speed and direction from two sources: CFSv2 and ERA5. Unfortunately, I found some discrepancies between the two datasets.

To select the most suitable dataset for my case I am trying to compare the datasets values to the field measurement. So, Where I can find wind measurements from weather stations online?

I am interested in the Mediterranean zone and I need the hourly data.

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If you are trying to do a model skill assessment, then the best way is to try to use observations that have a similar footprint to the model. I would recommend you try remote sensed data. A good place to begin is here. If you are looking for observations at a point in the Mediterranean, you can try in Copernicus. If you are a registered user of ECMWF products, you can the Meteorological Archival and Retrieval System (MARS).

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