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Influence of large-scale wind power on global climate  

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Abstract:  Large-scale use of wind power can alter local and global climate by extracting kinetic energy and altering turbulent transport in the atmospheric boundary layer. We report climate-model simulations that address the possible climatic impacts of wind power at regional to global scales by using two general circulation models and several parameterizations of the interaction of wind turbines with the boundary layer. We find that very large amounts of wind power can produce nonnegligible climatic change at continental scales.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, November 16, 2004, vol. 101, no. 46, pp. 16115-16120

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