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A parametric study of the momentum flux at the air-sea interface
A modified eddy correlation technique is applied to data obtained from a field
experiment conducted in the Bight of Abaco during the Spring of 1990. The experiment
yielded 3408 30 minute records of turbulent wind data sampled at 5 Hz. Wind
stress estimates were successfully calculated for 3182 of these. The modification to
the eddy correlation technique involved extending the cospectra to higher frequencies
than were measured by the propeller anemometer to obtain a better estimate to the
uw covariance. This resulted in a small increase to the uw covariance, and hence
the drag coefficient.