Lecture to focus on crop/wind energy experiment

Eugene Takle, director of the Climate Science Program at Iowa State University, will present the Clyde Kohn Colloquium, “The Central Iowa Wind Energy Field Measurement Site: Recent Results and a Vision for the Future,” at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in Room C107 of Pappajohn Business Building on the University of Iowa campus.

The lecture, presented by the UI Department of Geography, is free and open to the public.

A measurement program in an operating wind farm in central Iowa was launched in summer 2010 under partial funding from the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. Results of this exploratory three-month measurement program, known as the Crop/Wind-Energy Experiment (CWEX10), prompted expansion of the program and its objectives, including a larger goal of studying how an operating wind farm “works.” Program results will be described and a vision for the program’s future will be provided.