Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder (December 12) in a study published in the journal Nature / Earth Science said that climate change will have a major impact on the distribution of global wind resources. Wind energy resources in many parts of the northern hemisphere in the next century may As a result, wind energy resources in some parts of the southern hemisphere will increase sharply.
This is the first study in the world focused on the impact of climate change on wind energy resources.
Wind energy resources in the southern and northern hemispheres change for different reasons. In the northern hemisphere, rising temperatures in the Arctic will weaken the temperature difference between the Arctic and its equatorial regions. The wind speed in the mid-latitudes will slow down, thus weakening wind power resources in the region. In the southern hemisphere, the ocean has a larger area and the difference in temperature rise rates between land and sea will increase the temperature difference between them, resulting in a substantial increase in wind power resources in Brazil, Australia and other regions.