Understand the Air-Sea Coupling Processes in High Wind Conditions Using a Synthesized Data Analysis/Modeling Approach
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF METEOROLOGY
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The long-term goal of this project is to understand the air-sea interaction processes in the coastal region in high-wind conditions and to improve the boundary layer and surface flux parameterizations for high-resolution mesoscale model COAMPS in high-wind conditions. The objectives of this years work was to characterized the uncoupled COAMPS simulation of the gap wind outflow region in comparison with in situ aircraft observations to identified further research direction in regard to the coupled air-sea system. Funding for this project was received in August 2006. Hence, preliminary results are presented in this report.