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dc.contributor.authorMahrt, Larry  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Scott  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHristov, Tihomir  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorEdson, James B.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-27T14:19:15Z
dc.date.available2019-01-10T09:57:30Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-10
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physical Oceanography 48 (2018): 1533-1541en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/10499
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Meteorological Society, 2018. This article is posted here by permission of American Meteorological Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Physical Oceanography 48 (2018): 1533-1541, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-17-0267.1.en_US
dc.description.abstractOur study analyzes measurements primarily from two Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP) field programs and from the Air–Sea Interaction Tower (ASIT) site to examine the relationship between the wind and sea surface stress for contrasting conditions. The direct relationship of the surface momentum flux to U2 is found to be better posed than the relationship between and U, where U is the wind speed and is the friction velocity. Our datasets indicate that the stress magnitude often decreases significantly with height near the surface due to thin marine boundary layers and/or enhanced stress divergence close to the sea surface. Our study attempts to correct the surface stress estimated from traditional observational levels by using multiple observational levels near the surface and extrapolating to the surface. The effect of stability on the surface stress appears to be generally smaller than errors due to the stress divergence. Definite conclusions require more extensive measurements close to the sea surface.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the U.S. Office of Naval Research through Award N00014-16-1-2600. Ween_US
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dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-17-0267.1
dc.subjectAtmosphere-ocean interactionen_US
dc.subjectMarine boundary layeren_US
dc.titleOn estimating the surface wind stress over the seaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2019-01-10en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/JPO-D-17-0267.1


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