Principle Investigator Contact Information
Name: Howard Hanson
Address: FAU/SNMREC, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton FL 33431
Phone: +1 561-297-2460
To simulate, using the hybrid coordinate ocean model, the effects of (parameterized) ocean-current turbines in the Straits of Florida on the Gulf Stream.
State of Florida
Location of Research
Tallahassee & Boca Raton (computer modeling and analysis)
Explore relationships between Marine Renewable Energy Extraction & Gulf Stream Dynamics.
This research is complete.
Modest deployments are unlikely to have measurable effects; a full “wall” of systems has the potential to divert the main flow altogether. Effective power extraction not specifically calculated.