Examining wind stress and wind waves in the presence of swell

D. Vandemark, W. M. Drennan, J. Sun, J. R. French, Hans 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)
Pages853-856
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Vandemark, D., Drennan, W. M., Sun, J., French, J. R., & Graber, H. (2004). Examining wind stress and wind waves in the presence of swell. 853-856. Paper presented at 2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004, Anchorage, AK, United States.