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Marine Renewable Energy

Resource Characterization and Physical Effects

  • Explains the principles, modeling, and measurements of marine renewable energy resources that will enable optimal energy harvest and minimize system effects.

  • Demonstrates the linkages between the theoretical estimates of marine energy and practical applications in coastal and open ocean waters throughout the world.

  • Features many detailed illustrations that support resource characterization and the assessment of physical effects on the environment.

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Wave Energy Resources Along the European Atlantic Coast

    • Philippe Gleizon, Francisco Campuzano, Pablo Carracedo, André Martinez, Jamie Goggins, Reduan Atan et al.
    Pages 37-69
  3. Analyses of Wave Scattering and Absorption Produced by WEC Arrays: Physical/Numerical Experiments and Model Assessment

    • H. Tuba Özkan-Haller, Merrick C. Haller, J. Cameron McNatt, Aaron Porter, Pukha Lenee-Bluhm
    Pages 71-97
  4. Hydrokinetic Tidal Energy Resource Assessments Using Numerical Models

    • Kevin Haas, Zafer Defne, Xiufeng Yang, Brittany Bruder
    Pages 99-120
  5. Tidal Energy Resource Measurements

    • Jim Thomson, Brian Polagye, Vincent S. Neary
    Pages 121-136
  6. Wave-Tide Interactions in Ocean Renewable Energy

    • M. Reza Hashemi, Matt Lewis
    Pages 137-158
  7. Ocean Current Energy Resource Assessment for the Gulf Stream System: The Florida Current

    • Kevin Haas, Xiufeng Yang, Vincent Neary, Budi Gunawan
    Pages 217-236
  8. Marine Hydrokinetic Energy in the Gulf Stream Off North Carolina: An Assessment Using Observations and Ocean Circulation Models

    • Caroline F. Lowcher, Michael Muglia, John M. Bane, Ruoying He, Yanlin Gong, Sara M. Haines
    Pages 237-258
  9. The Impact of Marine Renewable Energy Extraction on Sediment Dynamics

    • Simon P. Neill, Peter E. Robins, Iain Fairley
    Pages 279-304
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 385-387

About this book

This complete reference to marine renewable energy covers aspects of resource characterization and physical effects of harvesting the ocean’s vast and powerful resources—from wave and tidal stream to ocean current energy. Experts in each of these areas contribute their insights to provide a cohesive overview of the marine renewable energy spectrum based on theoretical, numerical modeling, and field-measurement approaches. They provide clear explanations of the underlying physics and mechanics, and give close consideration to practical implementation aspects, including impacts on the physical system. Engineers, researchers, and students alike will find invaluable tools and studies that will aid them in realizing significant sustainable energy production from near-shore and ocean environments.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Marine Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle, USA

    Zhaoqing Yang, Andrea Copping

About the editors

Dr. Zhaoqing Yang is a Chief Scientist for coastal ocean modeling at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. His research covers broad areas related to coastal hydrodynamics and transport processes using advanced numerical models, with a focus on marine renewable energy resource assessment and the impacts of extreme events and anthropogenic disturbances on coastal infrastructure and ecosystems. Dr. Yang leads PNNL’s modeling effort on wave and tidal stream energy resource characterization, as well as the environmental impact assessment associated with marine energy development. His professional involvement includes serving as a member of the Journal of Renewable Energy Editorial Board, on the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council’s Committee on Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Assessment and on the Advisory Committee of International Conference of Estuarine and Coastal Modeling. Dr. Yang holds a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the School of Marine Sciences at the College of William and Mary.

 

Dr. Andrea Copping is a Senior Research Scientist and Program Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington. Dr. Copping’s research focuses on the environmental effects of the development of wave and tidal energy and of offshore wind installations, and on the role that these effects play in technology development and project initiation across the nation. Dr. Copping leads international projects under International Energy Agency agreements on the environmental effects of marine energy development (Annex IV) and of wind (WREN) that share environmental effects information, enabling researchers to benefit from progress made around the world. Prior to joining PNNL, Dr. Copping was the Associate Director of the Washington Sea Grant Program. Although trained as a blue water biological oceanographer, she has spent most of her career examining the interactions of humans and the marine environment. Her professional involvement includes serving as an Associate Editor of the Coastal Management Journal and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Marine Energy. Dr. Copping holds a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Washington.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Marine Renewable Energy

  • Book Subtitle: Resource Characterization and Physical Effects

  • Editors: Zhaoqing Yang, Andrea Copping

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53536-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Energy, Energy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-53534-0Published: 19 April 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-85177-8Published: 25 July 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-53536-4Published: 24 April 2017

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 387

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 135 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Renewable and Green Energy, Renewable and Green Energy, Offshore Engineering, Oceanography

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