Impacts of Ocean Waves on the Atmospheric Surface Layer: Simulations and Observations
Final rept. Dec 2006-Jan 2008
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH BOULDER CO MESOSCALE AND MICROSCALE METEOROLOGY DIV
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This this award investigated surface boundary layers and air-sea interaction with theoretical and numerical research. Our long term scientific objective was to explore the nature of intermittence, coherent structures, and turbulent fluxes and their coupling in the surface layers of the marine atmospheric and oceanic planetary boundary layers PBL. Efforts were focused on the effects of surface gravity waves on the near-surface dynamics, surface fluxes, and coupling between the atmospheric and oceanic PBLs. The final results of this work are provided in 2 journal articles and a reviewed meeting paper.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Fluid Mechanics