An Investigation of Optically Revelant Turbulence Parameters in the Marine Boundary Layer
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Empirically derived expressions describing the temperature index structure parameter, C sub T squared in terms of the stability parameter zL or the Richardson number, Ri, over land were used to analyze data of mean humidity, temperature and wind speed and temperature fluctuations obtained by shipboard measurements over open ocean conditions. In general, there was little correlation between the spectral analyzed C sub T squared values and zL or Ri. It is recommended that a different approach be used to obtain C sub T squared estimates and that zL or Ri be modified to account for the anomalous temperature behavior found over a marine environment.
- Atmospheric Physics