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Wind, Geography, and Energy
Wind, geography, and energy

It is all about geography … The wind is ephemeral and quite inconsistent over our planet. Increasingly, wind has been used as an economical source of electrical power. The wind industry has grown impressively in recent times, and there is much geography involved. Physically, we need to understand what sort of wind exists, and where and why it is geographically variable over various scales of space and time. Culturally, the location of population centers, level of use of electricity, and even the population's receptiveness to wind generation technology are strongly connected to the use of wind power. Physical and cultural geography together play a large role in the development of the wind resource, and geographers have relevant experience ...

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