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Wind Stress over the Ocean

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  • Date Published: November 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521090490

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  • Parameterization of the wind stress--drag--over the ocean is central to many facets of air-sea interaction, which in turn is vital for models of weather prediction and climate modeling. Wind Stress over the Ocean brings together thirty of the world's leading experts in air-sea interaction, under the auspices of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research. The contributed chapters afford a thorough reexamination of the physical processes that transfer momentum between the atmosphere and the ocean. In addition to covering established fundamentals, the book also explores active areas of research and controversy for researchers and graduate students in physical oceanography, meteorology, fluid dynamics, and coastal engineering.

    • Comprehensive up-to-date volume
    • Internationally renowned group of contributors
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    "Useful" Oceanography

    "Jones and Toba have assembled a valuable collection of papers on air-sea momentum exchange. Their treatment of our current understanding of wind stress over the ocean is broad and balanced....[The] book should...serve to focus future research on this fascinating subject." Atmospheric Research

    "The book is very well presented. The printing is clear without any noticeable errors and a long list of up-to-date references is included...this compilation is helpful and handy for people who want timely, authoritative information about the different processes that affect the wind stress over the sea." EOS

    "The book is an excellent source of information for those who conduct (or will conduct) research in the area of physical oceanography, meteorology, fluid mechanics, as well as ocean engineering." American Meteorological Society

    "A very useful book for an institute library. It will be much referenced." Grant Bigg, Weather

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    • Date Published: November 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521090490
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 129 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editors

    Ian S. F. Jones, University of Sydney

    Yoshiaki Toba, Tohoku University, Japan

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