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Taming hurricanes with arrays of offshore wind turbines
Description: Hurricanes are causing increasing damage to many coastal regions worldwide. Offshore wind turbines can provide substantial clean electricity year-round, but can they also mitigate hurricane damage while avoiding damage to themselves? This study uses an advanced climate-weather computer model that correctly treats the energy extraction of wind turbines to examine this question. [Source: Nature Climate Change]
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Source: Nature Climate Change
Publish Date: 2/26/2014
Reading Level: Expert
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