Parameterization of Overwater Horizontal Wind Variability
Rept. for Oct 1984-Mar 1986
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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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.