Investigation of Vertical Profiles of Mean Temperature, Wind and Humidity.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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Shipboard measurements of the vertical profiles of mean humidity, temperature and wind speeds over the ocean have been investigated to verify their suitability to accepted turbulence similarity theory. In addition, the profiles have been used to obtain estimates of the temperature structure parameter. One hundred eighty-two profiles observed over a seven month period in 1974 aboard the RV Acania in Monterey Bay have been compared to previous experimental results obtained in defining the meteorological parameters of friction velocity, roughness length, drag coefficient and the Richardson number. The temperature structure parameters computed from the profiles were provided to Lund 1975 for comparison with direct measurements. In general, favorable results were obtained in the parameter comparisons which provided additional support to the suitability of shipboard profile measurements defining the marine surface layer.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography