Sunday, March 16, 2014

Stanford Researcher: Windmills Slow Hurricanes

This blows my mind, no pun intended.

From the March 1, 2014, Economist: Hurricane protection: The windmills of your mind: A madcap idea to protect America's coasts from storms

Here's a hyperlinked Feb. 26 Stanford newsletter item about Dr. Mark Jacobson's computer simulations of wind farms lessening hurricane strength:  Offshore wind farms could tame hurricanes before they reach land, Stanford-led study says

Read Dr. Jacobson's paper (with C. Archer and W. Kempton) as published in Nature Climate Change (online Feb. 26, 2014):

Taming Hurricanes With Arrays of Offshore Wind Turbines

 I think I'm going to have to read all of these articles several times to wrap my brain around this.