83rd Annual

Monday, 10 February 2003: 4:45 PM
Evaluation and Improvement of Bulk Aerodynamic Algorithms at High Wind Speeds
Brenda L. Mulac, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and J. A. Curry
A comparison of three bulk aerodynamic algorithms (Clayson, et al., Coare2.6, and Zeng, et al.) was performed using several high wind speed (>15m/s) datasets from SEAFLUX. These datasets include FASTEX, CATCH, and Framzy99. The Coare2.6 algorithm proved to be the least problematic and was chosen for further development. Different bulk-to-skin temperature and sea spray models were added to the bulk algorithm and compared to the high wind insitu fluxes. The results of the comparison are presented and discussed.

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