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Effects of global warming on wind energy availability
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The use of wind energy
reduces our greenhouse gas
emissions into the atmosphere. In this study, we proposed a generic power-law relationship between
global warming and the
usable wind energy (Betz’s
law). The power law index (, region dependent) is then determined using simulated atmospheric
parameters from eight global coupled ocean-atmosphere climate models (CGCMs). It is found that the
power-law relationship holds across all eight climate models and also is time scale independent. Reduction of wind power scales with the degree of
warming according to a generic power-law relationship. Thus, the earlier we switch to clean
energy, and thereby decrease
the global climate warming trend, the more cost-effective will be the harnessing of wind energy. This relationship is an
area-averaged consequence of the reduced poleward temperature gradient as the climate warms during the 21st Century; it
does not imply spatial uniformity over a region of interest.
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