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The efficiency of the conversion of solar-energy into wind energy by means of Hadley cells

Alexis De Vos UGent and P Vanderwel (1993) THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY. 46(4). p.193-202
abstract
In the present paper, we apply endoreversible thermodynamics in order to calculate the upper bound for the fraction of solar energy absorbed by the Earth, that can be converted into the mechanical energy present in the atmosphere. We assume the presence of six Hadley cells in the Earth's wind system and find an upper limit of 1.17%. For Mars we assume a single Hadley cell and find an upper limit of 0.87%.
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ENGINES
journal title
THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY
Theor. Appl. Climatol.
volume
46
issue
4
pages
193 - 202
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Article
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0177-798X
language
English
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yes
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A1
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201001
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-201001
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2004-01-14 13:42:00
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Chicago
De Vos, Alexis, and P Vanderwel. 1993. “The Efficiency of the Conversion of Solar-energy into Wind Energy by Means of Hadley Cells.” Theoretical and Applied Climatology 46 (4): 193–202.
APA
De Vos, Alexis, & Vanderwel, P. (1993). The efficiency of the conversion of solar-energy into wind energy by means of Hadley cells. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, 46(4), 193–202.
Vancouver
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De Vos A, Vanderwel P. The efficiency of the conversion of solar-energy into wind energy by means of Hadley cells. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY. 1993;46(4):193–202.
MLA
De Vos, Alexis, and P Vanderwel. “The Efficiency of the Conversion of Solar-energy into Wind Energy by Means of Hadley Cells.” THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY 46.4 (1993): 193–202. Print.