Accession Number : AD0713167

Title :   SEA SURFACE WIND STRESS: THEORETICAL CALCULATIONS COMPARED WITH DIRECT MEASUREMENTS,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Clancy,Michael P.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Seven days of turbulence measurements made from a thrust anemometer were analyzed. Parametric representations of the wind stress were obtained from the drag law and from the dissipation or spectrum method. These were compared with simultaneous direct measurements of wind stress. It was found that the spectrum method was superior. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, WIND), (*WIND, MEASUREMENT), SHEAR STRESSES, DRAG, SURFACE PROPERTIES, ANEMOMETERS, POWER SPECTRA, VELOCITY, FRICTION, BOUNDARY LAYER, REYNOLDS NUMBER

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE