Article

 

Sea surface drag coefficients in the Risø Air Sea Experiment Public Deposited

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/articles/d504rr379

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract
  • This study examines the dependence of the computed drag coefficient on wind speed, stability, fetch, flux sampling problems, and method of calculation of the drag coefficient. The analysis is applied to data collected at a tower 2 km off the coast of Denmark during the Risø Air Sea Experiment (RASEX). Various flux sampling problems are evaluated to eliminate unreliable fluxes. Large drag coefficients are observed with weak large-scale flow. However, the value of the computed drag coefficient at weak wind speeds is sensitive to flux sampling problems and the method of calculation of the drag coefficient which might be a general characteristic of weak winds. The drag coefficient is significantly larger for short fetch conditions, particularly at strong wind speeds.
Resource Type
DOI
Date Available
Date Issued
Citation
  • Mahrt, L., Vickers, D., Howell, J., Hojstrup, J., Wilczak, J. M., Edson, J., & Hare, J. (1996). Sea surface drag coefficients in the Risø Air Sea Experiment. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(C6), 14327-14335.
Journal Title
Journal Volume
  • 101
Journal Issue/Number
  • C6
Rights Statement
Funding Statement (additional comments about funding)
  • Office of Naval Research grants N00014-93-1-0360 and N000 14-93-1-0274.
Publisher
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2010-10-05T23:57:02Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Mahrt_et_al_JGR_1996.pdf: 884749 bytes, checksum: 35a20fc2853044dd3454db659488dadb (MD5) Previous issue date: 1996-06-15
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Digital Production(digitalproduc@gmail.com) on 2010-10-05T23:57:02Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 Mahrt_et_al_JGR_1996.pdf: 884749 bytes, checksum: 35a20fc2853044dd3454db659488dadb (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Eric Vanderwall (ewscanner@gmail.com) on 2010-09-16T20:33:15Z No. of bitstreams: 1 Mahrt_et_al_JGR_1996.pdf: 884749 bytes, checksum: 35a20fc2853044dd3454db659488dadb (MD5)

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Items