Accession Number : AD0703992

Title :   FORMATION OF NEGATIVE TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS NEAR A WATER SURFACE.

Descriptive Note : R. E. Gibson Library bulletin translation series,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Malevskii-Malevich,S. P.

Report Date : 20 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Based on estimates of the components of the thermal balance of the sea surface, an expression is derived relating the magnitude of the negative temperature gradients in the water near the surface (Tp -TH) with the drop in temperature of the water-air surface. The profile of the thermal conductivity coefficient lambda in the upper 2-cm layer of water is given. The results of computing lambda with various wind speeds are given. Using measured data on (Tp -TH), ocean surface evaporation is computed from the known heat exchange in the surface layer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), HEAT TRANSFER, EVAPORATION, HUMIDITY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, WIND, USSR, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE