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This introductory chapter summarizes the scope of the book, gives an overview on the existing literature and makes a few notes on the history and the potential of the generation of electricity from wind energy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Meteorologie und KlimaforschungKarlsruher Institut für TechnologieGarmisch-PartenkirchenGermany

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