Offshore wind farms guard landscape against hurricanes

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We have all heard of the hurricanes Sandy, Katrina and Irene. These hurricanes caused a lot of damage to buildings, infrastructure,.. which costs billions of dollars to rebuild everything that was damaged. What if we could significantly reduce the damage from these major storms? Professor Mark Jacobson of Stanford university found that when wind turbines are present, they slow down the outer rotation winds of a hurricane which eventually slows the winds of the entire hurricane which makes it dissipate faster.

To do so, we would need to build tens of thousands of windmills offshore. This would cost an enormous amount of money, I Know. But the damage of hurricane sandy had been estimated at 82 billion dollars. By building these windmills, we could dramatically reduce such future bills AND we are generating hundreds of Giga watts of Green energy.
I personally find this an very interesting study. What if global warming would cause more hurricanes. This would mean that a lot of damage could be prevented by generating green energy. This application is of course particularly applicable in America.

Source: http://www.iflscience.com/environment/offshore-wind-farms-guard-landscape-against-hurricanes

Offshore wind farms guard landscape against hurricanes

Video

We have all heard of the hurricanes Sandy, Katrina and Irene. These hurricanes caused a lot of damage to buildings, infrastructure,.. which costs billions of dollars to rebuild everything that was damaged. What if we could significantly reduce the damage from these major storms? Professor Mark Jacobson of Stanford university found that when wind turbines are present, they slow down the outer rotation winds of a hurricane which eventually slows the winds of the entire hurricane which makes it dissipate faster.
To do so, we would need to build tens of thousands of windmills offshore. This would cost an enormous amount of money, I Know. But the damage of hurricane sandy had been estimated at 82 billion dollars. By building these windmills, we could dramatically reduce such future bills AND we are generating hundreds of Giga watts of Green energy.
I personally find this an very interesting study. What if global warming would cause more hurricanes. This would mean that a lot of damage could be prevented by generating green energy. This application is of course particularly applicable in America.

Source: http://www.iflscience.com/environment/offshore-wind-farms-guard-landscape-against-hurricanes