On the Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on the Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics

  • Elke Ludewig

Part of the Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs book series (HAMBURG, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-162

About this book


Renewable energy resources now play an essential role in the energy supply debate, and especially a new interest in wind energy has resulted in the intensified construction of wind farms. Thanks to the growing demand for renewable energy, offshore wind farms (OWFs) are increasingly gaining in popularity, since yields over sea are greater and more reliable than over land. Against this background it is becoming particularly urgent to determine whether and if so to what extent such OWF expansion affects our oceans and local climates. OWFs produce a downstream wind speed reduction, the so-called wind-wake effect, which impacts atmospheric boundary layers, alters local wind characteristics and in turn affects ocean dynamics. This book will help readers to understand in detail these OWF-induced changes in the atmosphere and ocean by analyzing model simulations and measurements. In this context, OWF-induced upwelling and downwelling are key aspects.


HAMSOM Offshore wind farms Upwelling and downwelling Wake effect alpha ventus

Authors and affiliations

  • Elke Ludewig
    • 1
  1. 1.Theoretical OceanographyInstitute of OceanographyHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08640-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08641-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-2462
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-9587
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