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Global Assessment of High-Altitude Wind Power
AbstractThe available wind power resource worldwide at altitudes between 500 and 12,000 m above ground is assessed for the first time. Twenty-eight years of wind data from the reanalyses by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction and the Department of Energy are analyzed and interpolated to study geographical distributions and persistency of winds at all altitudes. Furthermore, intermittency issues and global climate effects of large-scale extraction of energy from high-altitude winds are investigated.
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Archer, C.L.; Caldeira, K. Global Assessment of High-Altitude Wind Power. Energies 2009, 2, 307-319.View more citation formats
Archer CL, Caldeira K. Global Assessment of High-Altitude Wind Power. Energies. 2009; 2(2):307-319.Chicago/Turabian Style
Archer, Cristina L.; Caldeira, Ken. 2009. "Global Assessment of High-Altitude Wind Power." Energies 2, no. 2: 307-319.