U. S. NAVY PARTICIPATION IN THE BARBADOS OCEANOGRAPHIC AND METEOROLOGICAL EXPERIMENT
MAURY CENTER FOR OCEAN SCIENCE WASHINGTON DC
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The Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment BOMEX is a large-scale air-sea-interaction field experiment scheduled to be conducted in the vicinity of the island of Barbados in late spring and early summer 1969. The air-sea-interaction objectives of the experiment are 1 a Study of the vertical flux of momentum, sensible heat, latent heat, radioactivity and other properties at the interface and the horizontal transport of these properties through the lateral boundaries of the observational array. b Study of the vertical and horizontal divergence of these fluxes within the interior of each fluid. c Study of the feasibility of parameterizing the area wide integral of at least the surface fluxes from conventional observation at the fixed corners of the array. Related studies in physical oceanography and micro- and meso- scale meteorology also are to be undertaken. BOMEX will provide an excellent opportunity to conduct related experiments within a well-controlled observational network.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography