August 8, 2009
Cedar Creek Wind Farm
Turbines on the Cedar Creek wind farm are silhouetted against a dramatic sunset. Completed in 2007, the Cedar Creek wind farm east of Grover, Colo., includes more than 250 turbines and generates roughly 300 megawatts of energy. As wind energy grows in importance, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are studying how wind turbines and farms interact with the atmosphere and how their output can be better predicted and managed.
NCAR is supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies to provide facilities and support for a wide range of studies in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), a nonprofit consortium of universities that grants Ph.D.s in fields related to atmospheric science. UCAR's primary function is managing NCAR. To learn more, visit the NCAR Web site, Here.
Image Credit: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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