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The dependence of sea surface slope on atmospheric stability and swell conditionsA tower-mounted optical device is used to measure the two-orthogonal components of the sea surface slope. The results indicate that an unstable stratification at the air-sea interface tends to enhance the surface roughness. The presence of a long ocean swell system steers the primary direction of shortwave propagation away from wind direction, and may increase or reduce the mean square slope of the sea surface.
Document ID
19890029612
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Hwang, Paul A.
(Ocean Research and Engineering Pasadena, CA, United States)
Shemdin, Omar H.
(California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
November 15, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 93
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
Oceanography
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: N00014-86-C-0303
Distribution Limits
Public
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