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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Amanda S.
dc.contributor.authorKeith, David
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-03T18:58:01Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationAdams, Amanda S, and David W Keith. 2013. “Are global wind power resource estimates overstated?” Environmental Research Letters 8 (1) (March 1): 015021.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1748-9326en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11130445
dc.description.abstractEstimates of the global wind power resource over land range from 56 to 400 TW. Most estimates have implicitly assumed that extraction of wind energy does not alter large-scale winds enough to significantly limit wind power production. Estimates that ignore the effect of wind turbine drag on local winds have assumed that wind power production of 2–4 W m2 can be sustained over large areas. New results from a mesoscale model suggest that wind power production is limited to about 1 W m2 at wind farm scales larger than about 100 km2. We find that the mesoscale model results are quantitatively consistent with results from global models that simulated the climate response to much larger wind power capacities. Wind resource estimates that ignore the effect of wind turbines in slowing large-scale winds may therefore substantially overestimate the wind power resource.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEngineering and Applied Sciencesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherIOP Publishingen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015021en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://keith.seas.harvard.edu/preprints/160.Adams.Keith.GlobalWindPowerEstimates.e.pdfen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectwind power, energy, environmental impact, resource estimationen_US
dc.titleAre global wind power resource estimates overstated?en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalEnvironmental Research Lettersen_US
dash.depositing.authorKeith, David
dc.date.available2013-10-03T18:58:01Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015021*
dash.contributor.affiliatedKeith, David


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