Local sea surface wind, wind stress, and sensible and latent heat fluxes.

Hasse, Lutz and Smith, L. D. (1997) Local sea surface wind, wind stress, and sensible and latent heat fluxes. Open Access Journal of Climate, 10 (11). pp. 2711-2724. DOI 10.1175/1520-0442(1997)010<2711:LSSWWS>2.0.CO;2.

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Abstract

Parameterization of turbulent wind stress and sensible and latent heat fluxes is reviewed in the context of climate studies and model calculations, and specific formulas based on local measurements are recommended. Wind speed is of key importance, and in applying experimental results, the differences between local and modeled winds must be considered in terms of their method of observation or calculation. Climatological wind data based on Beaufort wind force reports require correction for historical trends. Integrated long-term net turbulent and radiative heat fluxes at the sea surface, calculated from archived data, are consistent with meridional heat transport through oceanographic sections; this lends support to the methods used

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-ME Maritime Meteorology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1175/1520-0442(1997)010<2711:LSSWWS>2.0.CO;2
ISSN: 0894-8755
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:23
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2018 09:08
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/6523

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