Accession Number:

ADA061283

Title:

Observations of the Temperature Structure Function Parameter, CT2, Over the Ocean.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Oct 77-Oct 78,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Observational results from shipboard measurements of temperature fluctuations, and mean wind, temperature, and humidity, are compared with existing expressions for the surface flux and height dependence of C sub T squared. Surface flux estimates are obtained from bulk aerodynamic formulae. Temperature fluctuation data are selected to minimize a salt-contamination effect which causes increases in temperature variance. Predictions for C sub T squared based on surface flux scaling agree within 20, except for near neutral and large unstable conditions where the disagreement can be attributed to measurement problems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE