Accession Number:

ADA169331

Title:

Parameterization of Overwater Horizontal Wind Variability

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Oct 1984-Mar 1986

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

222.0

Abstract:

Data from four overwater diffusion experiments have been analyzed to parameterize the overwater horizontal wind variability. The parameterization involves three production mechanisms shear, buoyancy, and a larger scale process loosely referred to as mesoscale. All three processes have been parameterized for averaging times from 1 min to 1 hour. The variability has also been parameterized in term of the surface layer stability, which we find to be an insufficient parameter. The results are applicable to the overwater coastal regime.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE