Vol. 14, issue 10, article # 14

Shlychkov V. A. Model of local dynamic interaction between a water basin and the atmosphere under conditions of surface roughness. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2001. V. 14. No. 10. P. 885-889. PDF
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Abstract:

The paper presents a mathematical formulation of the problem on describing small-scale interaction of water basin and the atmosphere under conditions of moderate wind, with the detailed account of the vertical turbulent exchange near water-air interface. The surface exchange is calculated with the account of viscous-buffer films in both natural environments. Description of wind-induced roughness is based on solution of transfer equation for spectral density. The calculated values of the energy influx to waves and dissipation rates in the near-surface layers and at depth well agree with the observation data. A parameterization scheme is developed to describe the near-water layer above sea waves.