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dc.contributor.advisorDavidson, Kenneth L.
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, William Edward
dc.dateMarch 1974
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T23:58:50Z
dc.date.available2012-11-13T23:58:50Z
dc.date.issued1974-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/16995
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractVelocity and temperature fluctuation measurements were made over the open ocean from instruments mounted on the R/V ACANIA. These data were examined to determine the validity of present formulations and prediction techniques. Values of momentum flux, u* 2, were inferred from the rate of dissipation of turbulent kinetic energy, E. Dissipation values were obtained from spectral estimates and inner scale estimates. Values of u* were examined for representativeness on the basis of the constant-flux assumption and by comparisons with other studies. The vertical variation of the dissipation rate was examined for possible effects of stability and wind-wav e coupling. The momentum flux, computed from spectra, supported the constant-flux assumption for neutral conditions. For periods of instability, the stability corrections applied to the vertical variation of E resulted in the proper adjustments toward the predicted slope. The reductions in momentum transfer during periods of stable stratifications were consistent with wind-wave coupling effects described by Davidson. The shape of a spectrum of temperature fluctuations was in agreement with predictions.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/estimatingbounda00john
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleEstimating boundary layer fluxes from shipboard measurements of dissipations of turbulent kinetic energy and temperature varianceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderHoulihan, Thomas M.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.subject.authorTurbulenceen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine boundary layeren_US
dc.subject.authorDissipation of turbulent kinetic energyen_US
dc.subject.authorMomentum fluxen_US
dc.subject.authorFriction velocityen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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