Specification of Marine Surface Boundary Layer Parameters
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Specification of parameters defining the mean, as well as the turbulent properties, of the over water surface layer is examined. A baroclinic boundary layer model is considered using Cardones modifications for the marine environment. Data fields of pressure and temperature were selected as input, and original ship observations were utilized to verify the predicted surface parameters. The effects of stability changes, isobaric curvature, thermal wind, and the value of the von Karman constant in the model were examined with results shown.