Examining wind stress and wind waves in the presence of swell

D. Vandemark, William M Drennan, J. Sun, J. R. French, Hans C Graber

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Abstract

A case study of the air-sea drag coefficient as measured off the coast of North Carolina using a low-flying aircraft suggests that the presence of following wind swell was associated with low drag values. Shorter wave slope variance at the m and cm-scale was also depressed for these moderate wind cases. The results here are not conclusive but are consistent with recent results showing some impact of the swell and that following-wind swell is associated with the lowest drag coefficient levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Pages853-856
Number of pages4
Volume2
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004 - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2004Sep 24 2004

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Other2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period9/20/049/24/04

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Vandemark, D., Drennan, W. M., Sun, J., French, J. R., & Graber, H. C. (2004). Examining wind stress and wind waves in the presence of swell. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 2, pp. 853-856)

Examining wind stress and wind waves in the presence of swell. / Vandemark, D.; Drennan, William M; Sun, J.; French, J. R.; Graber, Hans C.

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 2 2004. p. 853-856.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Vandemark, D, Drennan, WM, Sun, J, French, JR & Graber, HC 2004, Examining wind stress and wind waves in the presence of swell. in International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). vol. 2, pp. 853-856, 2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004, Anchorage, AK, United States, 9/20/04.
Vandemark D, Drennan WM, Sun J, French JR, Graber HC. Examining wind stress and wind waves in the presence of swell. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 2. 2004. p. 853-856
Vandemark, D. ; Drennan, William M ; Sun, J. ; French, J. R. ; Graber, Hans C. / Examining wind stress and wind waves in the presence of swell. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 2 2004. pp. 853-856
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