JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2012, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (3): 364-371.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2012.03.002

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Wind Energy Resources Assessment in Global Ocean

ZHENG Chong-wei1, PAN Jing2   

  1. 1. 12 Unit, No.92538 Army of PLA,Dalian 116041, China;
    2. LASG, Insitute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2011-08-16 Revised:2011-12-06 Online:2012-03-20 Published:2012-03-20

Abstract: In this paper, wind energy resources in global ocean from January 1988 to December 2009 were analyzed by using high resolution CCMP (Cross-Calibrated, Multi-Platform) wind field. By synthetically considering the size of wind energy density, the frequency of energy level, scale frequency, effective wind speed and the stability of energy density, the resources of wind energy in global ocean were analyzed and zonation was conducted, providing guidance to wind power plant location. Results show that the global ocean is rich in wind energy, with rich areas located in the waters of westerlies of the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, poor areas mainly distributed in the waters nearby the equator and scattered sectors of the two poles, and the sub-rich area located in the waters of low latitude, eastern sector of the low latitude in the Pacific Ocean, and most waters of the two poles.

Key words: CCMP wind field, global ocean, wind energy resources, wind power generation

CLC Number: 

  • TK81