Accession Number:

ADA550262

Title:

Modeling Turbulent Air-Sea Exchange in High Winds

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC REDMOND WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The goal is to investigate, theoretically and through analyzing existing data, the role that sea spray plays in transferring heat, moisture, and momentum across the air-sea interface, especially in high winds. Ultimately, I plan to develop simple, fast, physics-based parameterizations for these air-sea fluxes for use in large-scale models, especially those simulating tropical and extratropical storms.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE