Aircraft Measurements for Understanding Air-Sea Coupling and Improving Coupled Model Predictions

This project's objectives are to obtain coordinated measurements in the atmosphere, the ocean, and the air-sea interface for the purpose of coupled model evaluation and improvements. Specific objectives are to measure and map the air-sea fluxes of latent heat, sensible heat and momentum, and characterize the fine vertical structure of tropical boundary layer and map the ocean surface waves in different phases of the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) and over a range of scales. The long-terms goals of this research are to understand and parameterize the physics of air-sea interaction and the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer (MABL) over a wide spectrum of wind speeds, sea state and cloud coverage.

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    University of California, Irvine

    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    National Fuel Cell Research Center
    Irvine, CA  United States  92697
  • Authors:
    • Khelif, Djamal
  • Publication Date: 2013-9


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p

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  • Accession Number: 01529334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-10-1-0297
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2014 9:20AM