Weather   Climate Services for the Energy Industry Book

Weather Climate Services for the Energy Industry


  • Author : Alberto Troccoli
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319684185

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Weather Climate Services for the Energy Industry Excerpt :

This open access book showcases the burgeoning area of applied research at the intersection between weather and climate science and the energy industry. It illustrates how better communication between science and industry can help both sides. By opening a dialogue, scientists can understand the broader context for their work and the energy industry is able to keep track of and implement the latest scientific advances for more efficient and sustainable energy systems. Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry considers the lessons learned in establishing an ongoing discussion between the energy industry and the meteorological community and how its principles and practises can be applied elsewhere. This book will be a useful guiding resource for research and early career practitioners concerned with the energy industry and the new field of research known as energy meteorology.

Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry Book

Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry


  • Author : Alberto Troccoli
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-12-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 9789048136919

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Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry Excerpt :

Meteorological and climate data are indeed essential both in day-to-day energy management and for the definition of production and distribution infrastructures. For instance, the supply of electricity to users can be disturbed by extreme meteorological events such as thunderstorms with unusually strong winds, severe icing, severe cold spells, sea level elevation associated with storm surges, floods ... To be protected against such events, it is not sufficient to act after they have taken place. It is necessary to identify their potential impacts precisely and assess the probability of their occurrence. This book shows that this can only be done through an enhanced dialogue between the energy community and the climate and meteorology community. This implies an in-depth dialogue between actors to define precisely what kind of data is needed and how it should be used. Météo-France has been in long-term cooperation with the energy sector, including the fields of electricity production and distribution. Drawing on this experience, it should be noted in this respect the importance of lo- term partnership between actors as exemplified here by the message of EDF.

Impact of Weather related Energy Shortages on Small Business Book

Impact of Weather related Energy Shortages on Small Business


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on Energy, Environment, Safety, and Research
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Power resources
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015081120712

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Emergency Energy Responses to Extreme Weather Book

Emergency Energy Responses to Extreme Weather


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Electric lines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210013511777

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Weather Matters for Energy Book

Weather Matters for Energy


  • Author : Alberto Troccoli
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-01-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461492214

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Weather Matters for Energy Excerpt :

It is the purpose of this book to provide the meteorological knowledge and tools to improve the risk management of energy industry decisions, ranging from the long term finance and engineering planning assessments to the short term operational measures for scheduling and maintenance. Most of the chapters in this book are based on presentations given at the inaugural International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM), held in the Gold Coast, Australia, 8-11 November 2011. The main aim of the conference was to strengthen the link between Energy and Meteorology, so as to make meteorological information more relevant to the planning and operations of the energy sector. The ultimate goal would be to make the best use of weather and climate data in order to achieve a more efficient use of energy sources. This book seeks to realise the same objective.

The Sun s Influence on Climate Book

The Sun s Influence on Climate


  • Author : Joanna D. Haigh
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400866540

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The Sun s Influence on Climate Excerpt :

The Earth's climate system depends entirely on the Sun for its energy. Solar radiation warms the atmosphere and is fundamental to atmospheric composition, while the distribution of solar heating across the planet produces global wind patterns and contributes to the formation of clouds, storms, and rainfall. The Sun’s Influence on Climate provides an unparalleled introduction to this vitally important relationship. This accessible primer covers the basic properties of the Earth’s climate system, the structure and behavior of the Sun, and the absorption of solar radiation in the atmosphere. It explains how solar activity varies and how these variations affect the Earth’s environment, from long-term paleoclimate effects to century timescales in the context of human-induced climate change, and from signals of the 11-year sunspot cycle to the impacts of solar emissions on space weather in our planet’s upper atmosphere. Written by two of the leading authorities on the subject, The Sun’s Influence on Climate is an essential primer for students and nonspecialists alike.

WIS dom   P v9 0 Weather Informed energy Systems  for design  operations and markets  Planning Version  Book

WIS dom P v9 0 Weather Informed energy Systems for design operations and markets Planning Version


  • Author : Christopher T M Clack
  • Publisher : Vibrant Clean Energy, LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-08-01
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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WIS dom P v9 0 Weather Informed energy Systems for design operations and markets Planning Version Excerpt :

The WIS:dom® (Weather-Informed energy Systems: for design, operations and markets) optimization planning model is the state-of-the-art energy model developed by Vibrant Clean Energy, LLC (VCE®). It is the first commercial co-optimization model of energy grids that was built from the ground up to incorporate vast volumes of data; starting with high-resolution weather and demand data. WIS:dom®-P simultaneously co-optimizes the capacity expansion requirements (generation, transmission, and storage) and the dispatch requirements (production cost, power flow, reserves, ramping, and reliability) for the entire electric (energy) grid of interest. Not only does WIS:dom® co-optimize these critically linked properties, it was developed from the ground up to work with “big data”. The model can determine the cost/benefit ratios for new HVDC transmission lines, compared with other technologies. It can also determine the risk and rewards from retiring existing generators for the topology of the transmission infrastructure; simultaneously to determining how more variable generation is deployed to replace them. WIS:dom® utilizes high-resolution (spatially and temporally) weather data to determine resource properties over vast spatial-temporal horizons. Thus, WIS:dom® can be used on scales as small as campuses, cities, counties or states/provinces; but uniquely can also be used for sovereign entities and continents. Moreover, these scales can be nested, allowing high-fidelity local modeling accompanied with lower-fidelity larger areas to create feedbacks within the model that simulate outside influences on local markets. The model relies on publically available data where possible, and contains default values for generators, transmission, storage, production cost and resource siting. However, WIS:dom® was designed from the beginning to allow “plug-and-play” capability, whereby it can take advantage of customized datasets required for detailed modeling of specific ques

The Changing Flow of Energy Through the Climate System Book

The Changing Flow of Energy Through the Climate System


  • Author : Kevin E. Trenberth
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-13
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108838863

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The Changing Flow of Energy Through the Climate System Excerpt :

Elegant, novel explanation of climate change, emphasizing physical understanding and concepts, while avoiding complex mathematics, supported by excellent color illustrations.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book
Score: 4
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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster


  • Author : Bill Gates
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735280458

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

Weather to Energy Book

Weather to Energy


  • Author : Christopher Clack
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0128018879

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Weather to Energy: A Complex Voyage synthesizes several vertically integrated disciplines to allow new researchers to become involved in renewable energy studies, covering the basics needed to jump into the field, from electrical load data to weather model data. The research on optimizing weather-driven renewable energies requires working knowledge of certain disciplines, such as economics, mathematics, atmospheric physics, statistics, fluid dynamics, power modeling and engineering. This book's aim is to inspire new research in renewable energy for interested scientists who may not have the required skills, as well as those already working in the field. Collates research and difficult concepts in a friendly, but technical, manner to serve as a handy reference guide Includes chapters on weather analysis, including prediction, assimilation and modeling

Unsettled Book
Score: 4
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Unsettled


  • Author : Steven E. Koonin
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9781953295248

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"Unsettled is a remarkable book—probably the best book on climate change for the intelligent layperson—that achieves the feat of conveying complex information clearly and in depth." —Claremont Review of Books "Surging sea levels are inundating the coasts." "Hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming fiercer and more frequent." "Climate change will be an economic disaster." You've heard all this presented as fact. But according to science, all of these statements are profoundly misleading. When it comes to climate change, the media, politicians, and other prominent voices have declared that "the science is settled." In reality, the long game of telephone from research to reports to the popular media is corrupted by misunderstanding and misinformation. Core questions—about the way the climate is responding to our influence, and what the impacts will be—remain largely unanswered. The climate is changing, but the why and how aren't as clear as you've probably been led to believe. Now, one of America's most distinguished scientists is clearing away the fog to explain what science really says (and doesn't say) about our changing climate. In Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters, Steven Koonin draws upon his decades of experience—including as a top science advisor to the Obama administration—to provide up-to-date insights and expert perspective free from political agendas. Fascinating, clear-headed, and full of surprises, this book gives readers the tools to both understand the climate issue and be savvier consumers of science media in general. Koonin takes readers behind the headlines to the more nuanced science itself, showing us where it comes from and guiding us through the implications of the evidence. He dispels popular myths and unveils little-known truths: despite a dramatic rise in greenhouse gas emissions, global temperatures actually decreased from 1940 to 1970. What's more, the models we use to predict the future

Project Earth Science Book

Project Earth Science


  • Author : William R. Veal
  • Publisher : NSTA Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936959983

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Rev. ed. of: Project earth science. Meteorology / by P. Sean Smith and Brent A. Ford. c1994.

Technological Innovation for Sustainability Book

Technological Innovation for Sustainability


  • Author : Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 615
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642191701

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2011, held in Costa de Caparica, Portugal, in February 2011. The 67 revised full papers were carefully selected from numerous submissions. They cover a wide spectrum of topics ranging from collaborative enterprise networks to microelectronics. The papers are organized in topical sections on collaborative networks, service-oriented systems, computational intelligence, robotic systems, Petri nets, sensorial and perceptional systems, sensorial systems and decision, signal processing, fault-tolerant systems, control systems, energy systems, electrical machines, and electronics.

Weather For Dummies Book

Weather For Dummies


  • Author : John D. Cox
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-12-17
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119806783

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"Weather For Dummies is probably the best book written for a general audience about the subject." ―BILL GATES Find out what's really going on when it seems like the sky is falling with Weather For Dummies What exactly is happening when the wind blows, the clouds roll in, lightning flashes, and rain pours down? How do hurricanes whip into a frenzy, and where do tornadoes come from? Why do seasonal conditions sometimes vary so much from one year to the next? The inner workings of the weather can be a mystery, but Dummies can help. Packed with dozens of maps, charts, and stunning photographs of weather conditions, Weather For Dummies brings the science of meteorology down to earth, covering everything from weather basics to cloud types, seasonal differences, extreme weather events, climate change, and beyond. You'll learn how to: Predict the weather and prepare a forecast Use common weather terminology like a pro Identify different types of clouds Spot weather conditions that can lead to storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and monsoons Observe fun weather phenomena like lightning, rainbows, sundogs, and haloes Talk about what impact weather has on the global ecosystem Get a handle on smog, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and other climate issues Featuring clear explanations and fun and easy activities you can do at home, you'll be ready – rain or shine – for the ever-changing skies above with Weather For Dummies.

Climate Change Book

Climate Change


  • Author : The Royal Society
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309302029

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Climate Change Excerpt :

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes is a jointly produced publication of The US National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society. Written by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists and reviewed by climate scientists and others, the publication is intended as a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative information on the some of the questions that continue to be asked. Climate Change makes clear what is well-established and where understanding is still developing. It echoes and builds upon the long history of climate-related work from both national academies, as well as on the newest climate-change assessment from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It touches on current areas of active debate and ongoing research, such as the link between ocean heat content and the rate of warming.