The effect of averaging on bulk estimates of heat and momentum fluxes for the tropical western Pacific Ocean

D. V. Ledvina, G. S. Young, R. A. Miller, C. W. Fairall

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Abstract

The magnitudes of bulk air-sea surface flux estimates calculated using three temporal averaging methods were compared. Results suggest that air-sea surface scaler fluxes and stress components computed from monthly, weekly, and even daily averaged bulk meteorological parameters can be seriously in error in equatorial, temporally variable wind regimes. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20,211-20,217
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume98
Issue numberC11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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