Figure caption: Normally invisible, wind wakes take shape in the clouds behind the Horns Rev offshore wind farm west of Denmark. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Vattenfall)
In my posts
I presented a discussion of how local near surface temperatures can be affected by wind turbines, but not larger scale weather. However, a photograph provides evidence of a larger scale effect (due the creation of clouds). Such clouds could travel large distances from where they are generated. These clouds are formed when the mixing layer height is reached as a result of vertical mixing; i.e. see Section 4.2.7 in
Pielke Sr., R.A. 2002: Synoptic Weather Lab Notes. Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science Class Report #1, Final Version, August 20, 2002.
The figure at the top of this post from the article
This is an example of how wind turbines can feedback and directly affect at least local and nearby regional weather (and, therefore, climate).