Accession Number : AD0645919

Title :   ARUBA EXPEDITION 1965 - OBSERVATIONS AND ANALYSIS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Kraus,E. B. ; Ching,Jason ; Ellsberry,Russell

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 169

Abstract : An expedition to Aruba was organized during February-March of 1965 in order to study air-sea interaction processes around a flat island across the direction of the trade winds. The report contains an outline of the work carried out at Aruba, as well as a comparative study of stress, wind and wave developments at different distances from a lee shore, and an analysis of aircraft observations in and below the trade wind inversion. The report also provides a record of about thirty double theodolite balloon ascents and extensive tables of wind velocities at two levels, surface roughness, friction velocity and drag coefficients at different distances from the shore; profiles of temperature, mixing ratio and equivalent potential temperature across the island and the surrounding waters are also shown. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE METEOROLOGY, LESSER ANTILLES), TROPICAL REGIONS, CARIBBEAN SEA, WIND, OCEAN WAVES, STRESSES, DRAG, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE