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Cristina Archer

Associate Professor

My research interests include: renewable energy, wind power, meteorology, climate change, air quality, numerical modeling of atmospheric processes.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2004;
  • M.S., Meteorology, San Jose State University, 1998;
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Italy), 1995.

Publications

See GoogleScholar or my publication page for a list of my published work.

My research

Press coverage

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Wind profiler at Cape Henlopen

The DNREC's 915-MHz wind profiler is now operational at Cape Henlopen.

Improving the Mapping and Prediction of Offshore Wind Resources (IMPOWR)

Photo of the Cape Wind's 60-m meteorological tower near Nantucket Sound back in 2009

Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Interconnection and Transmission (MAOWIT)

Average 90-m wind speed offshore of the US East Coast as simulated by WRF

Courses Taught by Dr. Archer

Including topics in meteorology and physical ocean sciences and engineering

Alternative teaching techniques

The San Francisco Examiner praised Archer's Life Style Project in the classroom

Hurricane taming with offshore wind farms

Large arrays of offshore wind turbines can reduce coastal winds, storm surge levels during hurricanes

Wind farm layout

Large-Eddy Simulation results showed that wind farm performance can be improved by 13%-33% by staggering and spacing wind turbines.

Saturation wind power

Is there a limit to how much wind energy we can extract from the atmosphere?

ResearchInterest:

• Renewable Energy• Physical Oceanography• Air-Sea Interactions

 

CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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