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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) | Seawater Cooling - Depth Profile 14C (Annual Average)

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This shapefile represents the annual average depth profile to reach water at a temperature of 14C.

Sea water cooling can be used for industrial or residential cooling needs where heat must be rejected. A typical resource for direct air-conditioning applications is no warmer than 8C, which has been established as a minimum value of interest for this study. Water at temperatures between 8C and 20C can be used to supplement air conditioning processes, or to reject heat from many other low temperature industrial processes. Water temperatures above 20C were not considered for this investigation as cost savings begin to break down as sea water temperature nears ambient temperatures. Depth profiles for three water temperatures of interest: 8C, 14C and 20C were established to aid selection of optimal sites for sea water cooling. A cool shallow resource just off the coast where a need may exist presents significant opportunity for energy and cost savings.

Data were processed and converted to shapefile format by NREL for the [Ocean Thermal Extractable Energy Visualization](http://www.osti.gov/bridge/purl.cover.jsp?purl=/1055457/1055457.pdf)

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Citation Formats

National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (2014). Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) | Seawater Cooling - Depth Profile 14C (Annual Average) [data set]. Retrieved from https://data.openei.org/submissions/376.
Export Citation to RIS
Langle, Nicholas, Laboratory, National Renewable Energy. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) | Seawater Cooling - Depth Profile 14C (Annual Average). United States: N.p., 25 Nov, 2014. Web. https://data.openei.org/submissions/376.
Langle, Nicholas, Laboratory, National Renewable Energy. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) | Seawater Cooling - Depth Profile 14C (Annual Average). United States. https://data.openei.org/submissions/376
Langle, Nicholas, Laboratory, National Renewable Energy. 2014. "Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) | Seawater Cooling - Depth Profile 14C (Annual Average)". United States. https://data.openei.org/submissions/376.
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Sea water cooling can be used for industrial or residential cooling needs where heat must be rejected. A typical resource for direct air-conditioning applications is no warmer than 8C, which has been established as a minimum value of interest for this study. Water at temperatures between 8C and 20C can be used to supplement air conditioning processes, or to reject heat from many other low temperature industrial processes. Water temperatures above 20C were not considered for this investigation as cost savings begin to break down as sea water temperature nears ambient temperatures. Depth profiles for three water temperatures of interest: 8C, 14C and 20C were established to aid selection of optimal sites for sea water cooling. A cool shallow resource just off the coast where a need may exist presents significant opportunity for energy and cost savings.

Data were processed and converted to shapefile format by NREL for the [Ocean Thermal Extractable Energy Visualization](http://www.osti.gov/bridge/purl.cover.jsp?purl=/1055457/1055457.pdf)

### License Info
This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data.

Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data. Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data.

THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA.

The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.}, doi = {}, url = {https://data.openei.org/submissions/376}, journal = {}, number = , volume = , place = {United States}, year = {2014}, month = {11}}

Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data. Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data.

THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA.

The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.}, doi = {}, url = {https://data.openei.org/submissions/376}, journal = {}, number = , volume = , place = {United States}, year = {2014}, month = {11}}" readonly />

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Data from Nov 25, 2014

Last updated Nov 25, 2014

Submitted Nov 25, 2014

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Nicholas Langle

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Nicholas Langle

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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