DETERMINATION OF WIND STRESS (DRAG) COEFFICIENT FOR COASTAL WATERS UNDER VARIABLE METEOROLOGICAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS

S.A. Hsu

Abstract


On the basis of a parametric model of wind stress (drag) coefficient over water surfaces and related experiments, objective procedures to obtain this coefficient under variable wind and wave conditions are outlined and recommended for oceanographic applications and air-sea interaction studies. Methods for both fully and non-fully developed sea conditions are given.

Keywords


wind stress; wind drag; drag coefficient; variable conditions

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