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Title: OTEC thermal resource report for Sri Lanka

Abstract

The water surrounding the island of Sri Lanka has a temperature difference resource which is more than adequate for potential OTEC use. The temperature resource was examined between 5--10/sup 0/ North latitude and 78--83/sup 0/ East longitude. This area includes the surrounding waters on all sides of Sri Lanka. There is a large area north and northwest of the island where there is insufficient depth to provide the needed cold water supply. The annual average ..delta..T at 1000 meters is 21.3/sup 0/C. An annual average ..delta..T greater than 20/sup 0/C is available at 800 meters. The temperature is very consistent at depths with little difference between the coldest monthly mean temperature and the warmest. The area has an upper mixed layer the entire year, (deepest in January--February and shallowest in the fall). Winds and storms are not a major problem for this site, although there are occasional tropical storms or hurricanes. Low to moderate sea and swell conditions generally dominate throughout the year. The surface currents are generally moderate throughout the year, changing direction with the shifting monsoons.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ocean Data Systems, Inc., Monterey, CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
6219093
Report Number(s):
HCP/T2898-01/2
DOE Contract Number:  
ET-78-C-01-2898
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION; SITE SELECTION; SRI LANKA; COASTAL WATERS; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; DEPTH; LAYERS; MONTHLY VARIATIONS; OCEANOGRAPHY; STORMS; WATER CURRENTS; WEATHER; ASIA; CONVERSION; CURRENTS; DIMENSIONS; DISASTERS; ENERGY CONVERSION; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; SURFACE WATERS; VARIATIONS; 140800* - Solar Energy- Ocean Energy Systems

Citation Formats

Wolff, W. A.. OTEC thermal resource report for Sri Lanka. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6219093.
Wolff, W. A.. OTEC thermal resource report for Sri Lanka. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6219093
Wolff, W. A.. 1979. "OTEC thermal resource report for Sri Lanka". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6219093. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6219093.
@article{osti_6219093,
title = {OTEC thermal resource report for Sri Lanka},
author = {Wolff, W. A.},
abstractNote = {The water surrounding the island of Sri Lanka has a temperature difference resource which is more than adequate for potential OTEC use. The temperature resource was examined between 5--10/sup 0/ North latitude and 78--83/sup 0/ East longitude. This area includes the surrounding waters on all sides of Sri Lanka. There is a large area north and northwest of the island where there is insufficient depth to provide the needed cold water supply. The annual average ..delta..T at 1000 meters is 21.3/sup 0/C. An annual average ..delta..T greater than 20/sup 0/C is available at 800 meters. The temperature is very consistent at depths with little difference between the coldest monthly mean temperature and the warmest. The area has an upper mixed layer the entire year, (deepest in January--February and shallowest in the fall). Winds and storms are not a major problem for this site, although there are occasional tropical storms or hurricanes. Low to moderate sea and swell conditions generally dominate throughout the year. The surface currents are generally moderate throughout the year, changing direction with the shifting monsoons.},
doi = {10.2172/6219093},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6219093}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {5}
}