Accession Number:

ADA327245

Title:

Coupling between the Fluctuating Wind Field, Wave Field and the Momentum Flux.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-12-05

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

This study examines the dependence of the computed drag coefficient on wind speed, stability, fetch, flux sampling problems and method of calculation of the drag coefficient. This analysis is applied to data collected at a tower 2 km off the coast of Denmark during the Risphi Air Sea Experiment RASEX. Large drag coefficients are observed with weak large scale flow. However the value of the computed drag coefficient at weak wind speeds is sensitive to fetch, stability, flux sampling problems and the method of calculation of the drag coefficient.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE