During the September meeting of the Cook Inlet Modeling Working Group, UAA Professor Tom Ravens addressed the Cook Inlet working group on the preliminary results of his modeling efforts to estimate the impact of hydrokinetic devices on velocity, flow, and sediment transport.
Below are a set of animations created by Dr. Ravens' modeling group representing Cook Inlet flow dynamics
Cook Inlet tidal current magnitude:
Cook Inlet water level:
East Foreland tidal current magnitude (i.e., a close up view):
Velocity vectors by East Foreland:
This file shows the estimated water level impact of the deployment of 134 theoretical 45-KW hydrokinetic devices by Fire Island
This file shows the calculated water level impact associated with the presence of 268 theoretical 45 KW hydrokinetic devices deployed north of Fire Island
The file shows the calculated current velocity impact of the deployment of 268 theoretical 45 KW hydrokinetic devices by Fire Island in Cook Inlet Alaska.