Japan/East Sea Air-Sea Interaction and Meteorology: Boundary-Layer Structure and Model Validation
CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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The long-terms goals of the research are to understand and parameterize the physics of air-sea interaction and the marine boundary layer over a wide spectrum of weather and ocean conditions. The main objectives are to study the air-sea interaction under the extreme conditions of cold-air outbreaks over the JES during winter. The focus is on i the determination of boundary-layer structure ii the measurement of momentum, heat and water vapor latent heat air-sea fluxes and their spatial variability and iii parameterization of these fluxes. Meteorological and turbulence data obtained aboard the Navy CIRPAS Twin Otter research aircraft over the JapanEast Sea JES during the winter 2000 will be used.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography