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Marine Renewable Energy

Resource Characterization and Physical Effects

Editors: Yang, Zhaoqing, Coppng, Andrea (Eds.)

  • Explains the principles, modeling, and measurements of marine renewable energy resources that will enable optimal energy harvest and minimize system effects.
  • Demonstrates the linkages between the theoretical estimates of marine energy and practical applications in coastal and open ocean waters throughout the world.
  • Features many detailed illustrations that support resource characterization and the assessment of physical effects on the environment.
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About this book

This complete reference to marine renewable energy covers aspects of resource characterization and physical effects of harvesting the ocean’s vast and powerful resources—from wave and tidal stream to ocean current energy. Experts in each of these areas contribute their insights to provide a cohesive overview of the marine renewable energy spectrum based on theoretical, numerical modeling, and field-measurement approaches. They provide clear explanations of the underlying physics and mechanics, and give close consideration to practical implementation aspects, including impacts on the physical system. Engineers, researchers, and students alike will find invaluable tools and studies that will aid them in realizing significant sustainable energy production from near-shore and ocean environments.

About the authors

Dr. Zhaoqing Yang is a Chief Scientist for coastal ocean modeling at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. His research covers broad areas related to coastal hydrodynamics and transport processes using advanced numerical models, with a focus on marine renewable energy resource assessment and the impacts of extreme events and anthropogenic disturbances on coastal infrastructure and ecosystems. Dr. Yang leads PNNL’s modeling effort on wave and tidal stream energy resource characterization, as well as the environmental impact assessment associated with marine energy development. His professional involvement includes serving as a member of the Journal of Renewable Energy Editorial Board, on the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council’s Committee on Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Assessment and on the Advisory Committee of International Conference of Estuarine and Coastal Modeling. Dr. Yang holds a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the School of Marine Sciences at the College of William and Mary.

 

Dr. Andrea Copping is a Senior Research Scientist and Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington. Dr. Copping’s research focuses on the environmental effects of the development of wave and tidal energy and of offshore wind installations, and on the role that these effects play in technology development and project initiation across the nation. Dr. Copping leads international projects under International Energy Agency agreements on the environmental effects of marine energy development (Annex IV) and of wind (WREN) that share environmental effects information, enabling researchers to benefit from progress made around the world. Prior to joining PNNL, Dr. Copping was the Associate Director of the Washington Sea Grant Program. Although trained as a blue water biological oceanographer, she has spent most of her career examining the interactions of humans and the marine environment. Her professional involvement includes serving as an Associate Editor of the Coastal Management Journal and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Marine Energy. Dr. Copping holds a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Washington.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Wave Energy Assessments: Quantifying the Resource and Understanding the Uncertainty

    Robertson, Bryson

    Pages 1-36

  • Wave Energy Resources Along the European Atlantic Coast

    Gleizon, Philippe (et al.)

    Pages 37-69

  • Analyses of Wave Scattering and Absorption Produced by WEC Arrays: Physical/Numerical Experiments and Model Assessment

    Tuba Özkan-Haller, H. (et al.)

    Pages 71-97

  • Hydrokinetic Tidal Energy Resource Assessments Using Numerical Models

    Haas, Kevin (et al.)

    Pages 99-120

  • Tidal Energy Resource Measurements

    Thomson, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 121-136

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53536-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53534-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine Renewable Energy
Book Subtitle
Resource Characterization and Physical Effects
Editors
  • Zhaoqing Yang
  • Andrea Coppng
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53536-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53536-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53534-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 387
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 135 illustrations in colour
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