3-D modelling and assessment of tidal current resources in the Bay of Fundy, Canada

Cornett, A. and Durand, N. and Serrer, M. (2010) 3-D modelling and assessment of tidal current resources in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. In: 3rd International Conference on Ocean Energy, 6 October 2010, Bilbao, Spain.

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Abstract

The Bay of Fundy, located between the Canadian Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, is home to the world’s largest tides and has long been identified as one of the world’s premier resources of tidal energy. This paper describes the development of a high-resolution three-dimensional hydrodynamic model of tidal flows in the Bay of Fundy, and its application to help quantify and assess the kinetic energy resource throughout the Bay. Information on the scale and character of the tidal currents and the associated kinetic energy resource is presented herein for three of the most energetic parts of the Bay: near Long Island, Passamaquoddy Bay and Minas Passage (where a $70 million pre-commercial deployment of in-stream turbines is presently underway).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Maritime > General
Coasts > General
Divisions: Maritime
Coastal
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:49
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:49
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/794

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