Accession Number:

ADA073644

Title:

Verification Procedures for the SEASAT Measurements of the Vector Wind with the SASS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CITY UNIV OF NEW YORK INST OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Various relationships between the friction velocity and the roughness length in boundary layer models are studied in terms of the verification of the SASS on SEASAT. It is shown that verification against a measured wind at a known anemometer height is preferable to verification against a theoretical value of the friction velocity. The effect of the different models is small when they are used to refer all measured winds to one elevation. A model is proposed that has the features of two quite different models and the height of the anemometer for vertification purposes is recommended to be 19.5 meters. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE