Surface Fluxes and Wind-Wave Interactions in Weak Wind Conditions
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH BOULDER CO MESOSCALE AND MICROSCALE METEOROLOGY DIV
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We will investigate air-sea transfer of momentum, heat, and moisture under weak wind conditions. We will focus on effects of swell on turbulence transfer since swell phase speeds can be much faster than weak wind and swell can have significant impacts on air-sea interactions. Improved understanding of wave effects on marine atmospheric turbulent fluxes under weak wind conditions will be used to modify the existing bulk aerodynamic formula for numerical models.