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High velocity seawater air-conditioning with thermal energy storage and its operation with intermittent renewable energies | Energy

The rapid increase in cooling demand for air-conditioning worldwide brings the need for more efficient cooling solutions based on renewable energy. Seawater air-conditioning (SWAC) can provide base-load cooling services in coastal areas utilizing deep cold seawater. This technology is suggested for inter-tropical regions where

The Role of Ocean Circulation in Southern Ocean Heat Uptake, Transport, and Storage

Intriguingly, all the increase in ocean heat storage (OHS) is attributable to the passive component, with the ocean circulation change playing almost no role. In the Southern Ocean, both the active and the passive ocean heat transports are overcompensated by the reverse atmospheric heat transport via the Bjerknes

Thermodynamic analysis of heat storage of ocean thermal energy conversion integrated with a two-stage turbine by thermal power

DOI: 10.1016/j.est.2024.110818 Corpus ID: 267607113 Thermodynamic analysis of heat storage of ocean thermal energy conversion integrated with a two-stage turbine by thermal power plant condenser output water With

Impact of the Atlantic meridional overturning

(a) Area-averaged SST anomaly in CMIP5 4 × CO 2 simulations ; (b) Vertical distribution of the ocean heat anomaly in CMIP5 models, averaged over the World Ocean, 100 years after the CO 2

The annual cycle of oceanic heat storage and oceanic meridional heat transport

Heat transports on a monthly basis are calculated using surface energy flux data from a previous study together with the computed heat storage change. There is a large annual cycle in heat storage change at almost all latitudes with the largest amplitude in latitudes where the western boundary currents dominate.

Recent acceleration in global ocean heat accumulation by mode

Significant ocean warming and accelerating OHC changes are also consistent with the increase in net radiative energy absorbed by of historical ocean heat storage and transport . Proc. Natl


Heat storage within the Earth system is a fundamental metric for understanding climate change. The current energy imbalance at the top of the atmosphere causes changes in energy storage within the

A Comprehensive Review of Thermal Energy Storage

Thermal energy storage (TES) is a technology that stocks thermal energy by heating or cooling a storage medium so that the stored energy can be used at a later time for heating and cooling applications [4] and power generation. TES systems are used particularly in buildings and in industrial processes.

The transient response of atmospheric and oceanic heat transports to anthropogenic warming

Here, we study the mechanism for the initial response of the heat transport to global warming from the ocean perspective, with an emphasis on the role of ocean heat storage and coupled

Ocean heat content

Ocean heat content (OHC) or ocean heat uptake (OHU) is the energy absorbed and stored by oceans. To calculate the ocean heat content, it is necessary to measure ocean temperature at many different locations and depths. Integrating the areal density of a change in enthalpic energy over an ocean basin or entire ocean gives the total ocean heat

What is Thermal Energy Storage?

By Elliot Clark December 12, 2023 3 Mins Read. Thermal energy storage involves heating or cooling a substance to preserve energy for later use. In its simplest form, this process includes heating water during periods of abundant energy, storing it, and later using the stored energy. This utilizes storage options like water, ice-slush-filled

Ocean Heat Storage Rate Unaffected by MOC Weakening in an Idealized Climate

To compare the two basins'' efficiencies in storing heat, we look at basin OHC changes divided by the respective basin''s surface area (in J m −2).After 200 years'' warming, the final anomalous OHC difference, Δ OHC SB − Δ OHC LB, is 3.45 × 10 9 J m −2 (Figure 1b), and in terms of heat storage rates in W m −2, this translates to a time

(PDF) Global reconstruction of historical ocean heat storage

The rate of warming of the global ocean, calculated from a lin-. ear least squares fit, using the GF reconstruction between 1955. and 2017 is estimated at 0.22 ± 0.05 and 0.30 ± 0.06 W/ m. in

Drivers and distribution of global ocean heat uptake over the last

However, our current understanding of the spatial distribution of ocean heat uptake (OHU) and storage is limited, not least because of sparse observations with large

Study on improving the storage efficiency of ocean thermal energy storage

DOI: 10.1016/j.csite.2022.102262 Corpus ID: 250570748 Study on improving the storage efficiency of ocean thermal energy storage (OTES) unit by using fins @article{Li2022StudyOI, title={Study on improving the storage efficiency of ocean thermal energy storage (OTES) unit by using fins}, author={Shizhen Li and Yulong Zhang and

Southern Ocean Heat Uptake, Redistribution, and

In contrast, at 45 S we see anomalous convergence of ocean heat transport and heat loss at the surface. As a result, the wind-induced ocean heat storage (OHS) peaks at 46°S at a rate of 0.07 ZJ

Heat and carbon coupling reveals ocean warming due to circulation changes | Nature

Anthropogenic global surface warming is proportional to cumulative carbon emissions 1, 2, 3; this relationship is partly determined by the uptake and storage of heat and carbon by the ocean 4. The

Heat Budget in the Gulf Stream Region: The Importance of Heat

Studies of the role of the ocean in climate invariably focus on SST. However, what is really important is the persistence of SST anomalies that depends on

Osmotic power

Osmotic power, salinity gradient power or blue energy is the energy available from the difference in the salt concentration between seawater and river water. Two practical methods for this are reverse electrodialysis (RED) and pressure retarded osmosis (PRO). Both processes rely on osmosis with membranes. The key waste product is brackish water.

Ocean thermal energy application technologies for unmanned underwater vehicles

1. Introduction The ocean covers 70.8% of the Earth''s surface, with a total area of about 360 million km2. It plays a significant role in maintaining the ecological balance of the environment on Earth. Besides, the ocean also contains plenty of resources, e.g., mineral [1], biological [2], water [3], and renewable energy resources [4].

Ocean Heat Storage in Response to Changing Ocean

Abstract. Ocean heat storage due to local addition of heat ("added") and due to changes in heat transport ("redistributed") were quantified in ocean-only 2xCO2 simulations. While added heat storage

Heat Storage | CMEMS

What happens to heat energy once absorbed by the ocean? The heat absorbed by the ocean does not disappear: it may circulate and become redistributed over time. For instance, it can melt ice shelves, heat the atmosphere or land as part of the Earth

Global reconstruction of historical ocean heat storage

We find that the global ocean absorbed heat during this period at a rate of 0.30 ± 0.06 W/ m 2 in the upper 2,000 m and 0.028 ± 0.026 W/ m 2 below 2,000 m, with large decadal fluctuations. The total

Heat and carbon coupling reveals ocean warming due

Climate models show more skill in simulating ocean heat storage by the pre-industrial circulation compared to heat redistribution,

The effects of historical ozone changes on Southern Ocean heat uptake and storage

Atmospheric ozone concentrations have dramatically changed in the last five decades of past century. Herein we explore the effects of historical ozone changes that include stratospheric ozone depletion on Southern Ocean heat uptake and storage, by comparing CESM1 large ensemble simulations with fixed-ozone experiment. During

Study on improving the storage efficiency of ocean thermal energy storage

Among them, Webb [11] et al. applied ocean thermal energy conversion technology to SLOCUM and transformed SLOCUM into an underwater thermal glider. NASA''s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has joined forces with several units to develop a new unmanned submersible powered by ocean thermal energy, which can replenish its

Southern Ocean Heat Storage, Reemergence, and Winter Sea Ice Decline Induced by Summertime Winds

Abstract The observational record shows a substantial 40-yr upward trend in summertime westerly winds over the Southern Ocean, as characterized by the southern annular mode (SAM) index. Enhanced summertime westerly winds have been linked to cold summertime sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies. Previous studies have

A review on thermal energy storage applicable for low

1. Introduction Renewable energies (e.g., solar thermal, geothermal heat, and ocean thermal energy) and waste energy (for example waste heat) from industries, domestic sources and transport can be collected and

Ocean Heat Storage in Response to Changing Ocean

Abstract Ocean heat storage due to local addition of heat ("added") and due to changes in heat transport ("redistributed") were quantified in ocean-only 2xCO2 simulations. While added heat storage

Ocean heat uptake and interbasin redistribution driven by

Meanwhile, we look into the trend of the vertically integrated OHC over 1861–2005, or equivalently, the ocean heat storage (OHS). We find a different pattern of OHS from OHU. Anthropogenic

2015 State of the Climate: Ocean heat storage

Ocean warming accounts for over 90% of the warming in Earth''s climate system. The map to the right, created from in situ ocean temperature and sea level data from satellites, shows heat energy in the

Relative contributions of local heat storage and ocean

Although ocean heat release in winter is thought to play an important role for Arctic amplification, and although numerous previous studies have investigated heat transport to the Arctic, the relative

Heat Budget in the Gulf Stream Region: The Importance of Heat Storage

Abstract A simple three-dimensional thermodynamic model is used to study the heat balance in the Gulf Stream region (30°–45°N, 40°–75°W) during the period from November 1992 to December 1999. The model is forced by surface heat fluxes derived from NCEP variables, with geostrophic surface velocity specified from sea surface height

Air-sea heat flux climatologies in the Mediterranean Sea: Surface energy balance and its consistency with ocean heat storage

This study provides an analysis of the Mediterranean Sea surface energy budget using nine surface heat flux climatologies. The ensemble mean estimation shows that the net downward shortwave radiation (192 ± 19 W m −2) is balanced by latent heat flux (−98 ± 10 W m −2), followed by net longwave radiation (−78 ± 13 W m −2) and sensible

New Study: Heat is Being Stored Beneath the Ocean

But the warming did not occur at the surface; it showed up below 10 meters (32 feet) in depth, and mostly between 100 to 300 meters (300 to 1,000 feet) below the sea surface. They published their results on

20th century cooling of the deep ocean contributed to delayed acceleration of Earth''s energy imbalance

Basin-scale ocean heat content (OHC) anomalies for the Atlantic Ocean at depth intervals, a 0–700 m, b 700–2000 m, c 2000–5500 m; for the Southern Ocean at depth intervals, d 0–700 m, e

Ocean Heat Storage Rate Unaffected by MOC

Under global warming, it has been suggested that this circulation is important for storing excess heat energy in the deep ocean. Some evidence suggests that the AMOC has weakened since the mid

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