Accession Number : AD0776306

Title :   Examination of Shipboard Measurements of the Vertical Profiles of Mean Temperature, Humidity and Wind Speed.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Cavanaugh,Michael Patrick

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The suitability of shipboard profile measurements of mean temperature, mean humidity and mean wind over the open ocean is examined on the basis of six hours and 20 minutes of simultaneous profile measurements made from the R/V Acania on 20-21 September 1973 near San Nicolas Island, California. Comparisons of the profiles obtained from the shipboard measurements, as well as the meteorological parameters derived from those profiles are made with results obtained from more stable platforms. Parameters examined include the Richardson number, the friction velocity, the drag coefficient and the roughness length. The results indicate that a ship can be a suitable platform for measuring profiles. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Marine atmospheres, *Turbulent boundary layer, Air water interactions, Atmospheric temperature, Momentum transfer, Heat transfer, Wind velocity, Theses, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE