Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs

On the Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on the Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics

Authors: Ludewig, Elke

  • Determines whether and if so to what extent the OWF expansion due to the energy supply debate affects our oceans and local climates
  • Includes three in-depth analyses: 1. OWF effect on atmosphere, 2. OWF effect on the ocean and 3. a future scenario with two case studies
  • Analyzes model simulations and measurements
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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.

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Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08641-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08640-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On the Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on the Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics
Authors
Series Title
Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08641-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08641-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-08640-8
Series ISSN
1614-2462
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 162
Number of Illustrations and Tables
94 illustrations in colour
Topics