Scientists propose studies of underwater windmills for power generation


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Three scientists have suggested that man may one day use the energy of the northward flowing Gulf Stream to spin electric generators in systems the scientists liken to underwater windmills.

Harris B. Stewart, Jr., director of the Miami-based Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories of NOAA's Environmental Research Laboratories Boulder Colorado; John R. Apel, a physicis; with the same laboratory; and William S. von Arx of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, propose that specialists in marine engineering, power engineering, and related fields get together to consider the economic and engineering feasibility of harnessing the Gulf Stream.