Observations of the Mean Wind Profile Over the Open Ocean
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METEOROLOGY AND PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the mean wind speed profile over the open ocean. Analysis of wind profile data showed that averaging periods must be considered when the profile form is discussed since 95 percent of the 10 minute averaged profiles were found to be logarithmic while less than 50 percent of the 10 second averaged profiles were logarithmic.