Accession Number : ADA327260

Title :   Semaphore Field Phase Support.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 93-30 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Katsaros, Kristina B.

PDF Url : ADA327260

Report Date : 02 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Our aim is to improve the understanding of the processes determining the turbulent and radiative fluxes at the sea surface, particularly their dependence on sea state and on mesoscale structures in the planetary boundary layer. The objective of the work carried under this grant is to measure in detail the major parameters needed (i) to explain the variability of the turbulent air sea fluxes of momentum, heat and water vapor with sea state and mesoscale boundary layer structures, and (ii) to test the flux-gradient relations.

Descriptors :   *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, *BUOYS, OCEAN SURFACE, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, HEAT FLUX, SEA STATES, MOMENTUM, WATER VAPOR, RADIANT FLUX DENSITY, PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE