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A Macro-project to Reduce Hurricane Intensity and slow Global Sea Level Rise

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This chapter describes a macro-project to reduce hurricane intensity by cooling the tropical sea surface with cold water pumped up from the ocean bottom. The pumps are powered by heat engines that exploit the temperature difference between the surface and bottom water. If implemented in the Caribbean area, the cooler water carried northward by the Florida Current and Gulf Stream will reduce the loss of land-supported polar ice sheets. This will reduce the rate of sea level rise

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  • Hurricanes
  • ocean thermal energy conversion
  • effluent diffuser

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LaRosa, R. (2006). A Macro-project to Reduce Hurricane Intensity and slow Global Sea Level Rise. In: Badescu, V., Cathcart, R.B., Schuiling, R.D. (eds) Macro-Engineering. Water Science and Technology Library, vol 54. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4604-9_5

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