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Virtual Proof of Concept - Can large scale bubble curtains lower the surface temperature ocean waters

Abstract

Computer simulations were used to investigate the potential of large-scale bubble curtains
for lowering the sea surface temperature locally and regionally.
Large scale simulations of this type have not been reported in the literature to our
knowledge nor does large scale validation data exist. It is partly due to the latter and the
cost involved in generating such validation data that a "Virtual Proof of Concept" was
chosen to build confidence in the science behind the technological concept of using bubble
curtains to lower sea surface temperatures over large areas.
With the assumptions inherent in the use-case definition we find that the technology has
potential to reduce sea surface temperatures (SST) both locally and on a regional basis.
The merits and assumptions are discussed in the report.

Category

Report

Client

  • Regional research fund Oslofjordfondet / 321752

Language

English

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Industry / Process Technology
  • SINTEF Ocean / Fisheries and New Biomarine Industry

Year

2021

Publisher

SINTEF

Issue

2021:01290

ISBN

978-82-14-07689-9

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