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Winds of change

On average, terrestrial near-surface winds have slowed down in recent decades. This change will affect both wind energy and hydrology.

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Figure 1: Wind turbines located on land and at sea.

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McVicar, T., Roderick, M. Winds of change. Nature Geosci 3, 747–748 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1002

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