Coastal and Ocean Resources for Energy Development

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by Young C. Kim, California State Univ, Los Angeles, CA, USA,
Orville T. Magoon, California State Univ, Los Angeles, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: There has been a growing interest in renewable alternative sources of energy. An increasing effort is being directed towards the problem of extracting energy from the world's oceans, since the oceans represent a vast potential resource of renewable energy. This paper summarizes coastal and ocean resources for energy development and extraction techniques of the oceans' energy resources, namely, energy derived from ocean waves, tides, thermal gradients, and ocean currents.

Subject Headings: Ocean waves | Thermal power | Ocean currents | Hydro power | Wind power | Energy conversion | Seas and oceans |

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