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Wind Stress over the Ocean

Edited By: Ian S F Jones and Yoshiaki Toba

352 pages, 121 line diagrams8 half-tones4 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Nov 2001 | #111454 | ISBN: 0521662435
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About this book

Provides a thorough re-examination of the physical processes that transfer momentum between the atmosphere and the ocean.

'! helpful and handy for people who want timely, authoritative information about the different processes that affect the wind stress over the sea.' EOS '! a very useful book ! It will be much referenced.' Grant Bigg, Weather ' ! this publication is an essential reference text owing to the rapidly changing nature of scientific progress. It will be a general guide and reference document for researchers and graduates in physical oceanography, meteorology, fluid dynamics and coastal engineering. Many who read this book will be inspired to carry out research in those areas which still have many specific problems to be solved.' Bulletin


Preface; 1. Overview; Part I: 2. Historical drag expression; 3. Atmospheric and oceanic boundary layer physics; 4. Ocean wave spectra and integral properties; 5. Drag generation mechanisms; 6. Coupling mechanisms; 7. The measurement of surface stress; Part II: 8. The influence of swell on the drag; 9. The influence of unsteadiness; 10. The dependence on wave age; 11. The influence on mesoscale atmospheric processes; 12. Wind, stress and wave directions; 13. The influence of surface tension; 14. The influence of spatial inhomogeneity; 15. Basin boundaries; References, Index.

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