Accession Number : AD0776590

Title :   A Comparison of Formulae Used in Calculating the Heat Budget at the Air/Sea Interface,

Corporate Author : SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Carter,David J. T.

Report Date : 15 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Different formulae have been proposed by various authors for the computation of heat-flow across the air/sea interface. Some of these formulae are examined in order to decide which ones to use for hourly heat-budget computations from meteorological observations made in the Norwegian Sea during MILOCSURVNORLANT. A comparison of these formulae indicates the inaccuracies to be expected from computing hourly heat flow using meteorological records. Formulae are selected to compute solar altitude and to compute dew point, humidity, and vapour pressure from dry and wet bulb readings. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air water interactions, *Heat transfer, Formulas(Mathematics), Ocean surface, Heat loss, Italy, Norwegian Sea

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE