Offshore Wind Turbines Vs. Winter on the Great Lakes: Technology Briefing
October 21, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: MAREC, 200 Viridian Drive, Muskegon, MI 49440
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Monday, October 21, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Dale G. Karr
Associate Professor of
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
University Of Michigan
Join us to learn about the impact of Great Lakes winter weather on offshore structures, such as wind turbines in particular.
Dr. Dale G. Karr from the University of Michigan will discuss his research projects for the US Department of Energy, which are likely to have implications for offshore wind energy production in the Great Lakes.
One of the challenges facing offshore wind energy production in the Great Lakes is the severe winter weather season, when air temperatures across the lakes can dip as low as -26°F. Ice formation and action can threaten vessels and marine structures severely enough to disrupt shipping and other operations in the marine environment.