THE SHEAR STEESS OF SEA BREEZE ON A SWASH ZONE

Shih-Ang Hsu

Abstract


Measurements of shear stress under the effect of a sea hreeze were made by simultaneous wind and temperature profiles over a shore near Fort Walton Beach, Florida It was found that the sea breeze In the surface boundary layer is in the atmospheric free-convection, regime The measured shear stress coefficient is in conformity with that obtained by other investigators by the sea surface tilt method under the unstable condition For coastal applications, the result is found to be more reliable than those assumed coefficients obtained under neutral stability for this localized coastal wind system.

Keywords


shear stress; sea breeze; swash zone

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