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Surface stress in tropical cyclone observed by scatterometer

Show simple item record Liu, W. Timothy Tang, Wenqing Xie, Xiaosu 2019-05-08T21:34:22Z 2019-05-08T21:34:22Z 2016-07-10
dc.identifier.citation 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Beijing, China, July 10-15, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 16-0569
dc.description.abstract Ocean surface wind (U) is air in motion and stress (τ) is the turbulent transport of momentum between the ocean and the atmosphere. While the strong wind of a tropical cyclone (TC) causes destruction at landfall, it is the surface stress that drags down the TC. There was almost no stress measurement except in dedicated field campaigns and the stress we used was almost entirely derived from wind through a drag coefficient (CD), as defined by CD= τ / ( ρ U2). In TC, there is difficulty in measuring strong wind and large uncertainty in the drag coefficient. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016 en_US
dc.title Surface stress in tropical cyclone observed by scatterometer en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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