Observations of the Temperature Structure Function Parameter, CT2, Over the Ocean.
Rept. for Oct 77-Oct 78,
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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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
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography