Accession Number : AD0722674

Title :   Effect of Surface Roughness on the Surface Temperature of the Sea,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA JASON DIV

Personal Author(s) : Zachariasen,Fredrik

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The effect of surface roughness on the surface temperature of the sea is calculated on the basis of a simple conduction and radiation model. This model assumes constant sky and water temperatures with conductive heat transfer through a thin boundary layer at the water surface. Analytic approximations are found for the change in surface temperature due to a pure wave disturbance and the differential change in surface temperature with differential surface roughening. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE), SURFACE ROUGHNESS, CONDUCTION(HEAT TRANSFER), THERMAL RADIATION, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE