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Wind Farms Could Affect The Weather....

April 30th 2012
By: Melanie

New research has shown that wind farms can affect weather in their immediate vicinity, according to a new study by the journal Nature Climate Change.

The research was carried out in Texas, and the changes were not identical across all of the wind farms. Having averaged the data, the researchers have stated that the change is equivalent to a warming of about 0.72C per decade.

However if the amount of wind farms do not increase in any one area, then this temperature is unlikely to rise over a period of time. The researchers have said that the increase in ground temperature is more than likely caused by the cool air mixing with the warm air from the ground, which has in turn results in a higher temperature, the recorded day-time temperatures have not risen, so this seems to make sense.

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