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Wind Power Presentation

November 5, 2007

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MACOMB, IL - - Steve Stadler, geography professor at Oklahoma State University, will present "Geography and Wind Power " at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 in Morgan Hall 109 as part of Western Illinois University's geography department's Geography Awareness Week Activities.

Stadler has had research grants from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. He has published in a variety of geography and atmospheric sciences journals and is currently co-authoring a book on applied climatology.

Stadler is a founder of the Oklahoma Mesonetwork steering committee, the premier state-run weather-observing network in the United States. As a principal investigator in the Oklahoma Wind Power Assessment Initiative, he has helped to produce statewide maps of wind power density and prepare other electronic data layers for comparison. Stadler has also served as the president of the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council and is the state geographer of Oklahoma.

Stadler's presentation is open free to the public.

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