Accession Number : ADA326224

Title :   Flux Profiles in the Marine Layer Over the Open Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jul 93-30 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE

Personal Author(s) : Friehe, Carl A.

PDF Url : ADA326224

Report Date : 30 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The specific purpose of the research is to make accurate, precise measurements of the wind profile, wind stress, pressure, and surface waves to determine if previous results obtained primarily from over land surface layer experiments hold over the sea. Previous attempts to measure the wind profile over the ocean, in other than very shallow water, were compromised by instrumentation problems and other factors.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN WAVES, *WIND VELOCITY, *WIND STRESS, SURFACE WAVES, OCEAN SURFACE, TURBULENCE, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, SHALLOW WATER, WIND DIRECTION, AERODYNAMIC DRAG, ANEMOMETERS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE