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On the Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on the Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics (Paperback) (Elke Ludewig)

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Renewable energy resources now play an essential role in the energy supply debate, and especially a new interest in wind energy has resulted in the intensified construction of wind farms. Thanks to the growing demand for renewable energy, offshore wind farms (OWFs) are increasingly gaining in popularity, since yields over sea are greater and more reliable than over land. Against this background it is becoming particularly urgent to determine whether and if so to what extent such OWF expansion affects our oceans and local climates. OWFs produce a downstream wind speed reduction, the so-called wind-wake effect, which impacts atmospheric boundary layers, alters local wind characteristics and in turn affects ocean dynamics. This book will help readers to understand in detail these OWF-induced changes in the atmosphere and ocean by analyzing model simulations and measurements. In this context, OWF-induced upwelling and downwelling are key aspects.

Number of Pages: 162
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Science
Sub-Genre: Energy, International, Earth Sciences / Oceanography
Series Title: Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Elke Ludewig
Language: English
Street Date: November 20, 2014
TCIN: 50309579
UPC: 9783319086408
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-8432
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