Measurements of wind set-up over an 1880-foot fetch within the Gulf of Mexico have been made to determine an empirical relationship between wind speed and wind stress on the ocean surface for winds up to twelve meters per second. The results obtained are in good agreement with those found in previous field investigations. They are in disagreement, however, with the results of laboratory and other small-scale experiments. Specifically, the stress values are considerably greater (in this experiment) for a given wind speed. And, the usual increase in surface roughness with increasing wind speed found in small-scale experiments is not observed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Departments of Oceanography and Meteorology
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Authors:
    • Clayton, W H
  • Publication Date: 1956-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NR-083036
  • Contract Numbers: N7 onr-48702
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM