Air-Sea Interaction Spar Buoy Systems
MIAMI UNIV FL
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OBJECTIVES The quest to obtain better and direct measurements of the air-sea fluxes in storm conditions led to the design of a stable floating platform which allowed measurements of turbulence in the atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers with minimal corrections. The air-sea interaction spar ASIS buoy fulfills these requirements with minimal flow distortions and a modular design. Specific objectives are 1 To improve the structural design of ASIS to withstand extreme air-sea interaction conditions as those in hurricanes and typhoons. 2 To use better measurement strategies and instrumentation that provide high-resolution turbulence and flux measurements near the air-sea interface. 3 To improve the data acquisition system to allow storage or longer data records and extend autonomous operations to six months. 4 To use more rugged wave staff wires in storm-forced sea states.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography