Accession Number:

ADA535134

Title:

Offshore and Internal Boundary Layers

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Our main goal is to separate the influences of stability, wave state, and internal boundary-layer development on air-sea surface exchange. This requires re-examination of the basic structures of internal boundary layers in offshore flow and the physics of their development. Our objective is to replace the present concept of the internal boundary layer with a more complete picture and eliminate the basic idealizations in the textbook internal boundary layer. We will then modify the standard bulk aerodynamic formulations to include the effects of internal boundary layers and wave state.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE