Accession Number:

ADA256147

Title:

Wind Stress Analysis Over the Western Equatorial Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans Based on ECMWF Operational Wind Products, 1985-1989

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

The mean annual and monthly mean wind stress and wind stress curl over the ocean have been computed for 1985-1989 from European Centre for Medium- Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF 12-hourly operational 1000 mb, 10 m winds, and direct surface stresses. Both linear and non-linear drag coefficient formulations were employed. The analyses focused on wind stress and curl fields over the Western Equatorial Pacific and the North Atlantic Basin. The wind stress and curl fields of the various ECMWF and Hellerman and Rosenstein wind products are compared. INO, NAOPS, SPEM, PRINCETON, NOGUFS, MODEL, PREDICTION, HARVARD, DART.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE