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Hurricanes and Offshore Wind Farms: A WPA Webinar

Hurricanes and Offshore Wind Farms: A WPA Webinar

Date: 7/17/2013

Joel Cline and Mark D. Powell discussed the impacts of hurricanes on offshore wind farms and how insurance companies can potentially improve their risk assessments.

Joel Cline is a meteorologist at DOE's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office in Washington, D.C. He is a technical advisor for meteorological input to planning and program execution for wind power, mainly working with terrestrial-based wind structures and short term forecasting.

Mark D. Powell is an atmospheric scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Research Division (HRD), located at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, Florida. He is now stationed at the Florida State University Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies in Tallahassee, which is a NOAA Applied Research Center.

Audio and text versions of the webinar are available (WMV 12.4 MB). Download Windows Media Player. Time: 00:53:50. Text Version.

This information was last updated on July 16, 2013