Power from the Sea

by El Sayed Mohamed Hassan,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 2, Pg. 21-28

Document Type: Journal Paper


Evaporation exceeds precipitation over the Red Sea by 1.5 x 106 cfs. All this amount is now supplied from the Indian Ocean through the narrow Straits of Bab El Mandeb. If these straits are dammed, the loss of water will result in lowering the Red Sea level by 12 ft per yr. A scheme is presented to utilize this drop to generate electricity at a very cheap cost.

Subject Headings: Seas and oceans | Evaporation | Precipitation | Sea level | Electric power | Red Sea | Indian Ocean

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