Accession Number:

ADA629061

Title:

Surface Fluxes under Weak Wind Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The traditional bulk flux formula with Monin-Obukhov similarity theory, used in almost all numerical models, often behaves poorly in weak wind conditions. We will develop a new bulk formula for sea-surface fluxes, which is substantially improved for weak wind conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE