Growth of wind waves with fetch observed by the Geosat altimeter in the Japan Sea under winter monsoon

N. Ebuchi, H. Kawamura, Y. Toba

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Abstract

The wind speeds and the significant wave heights derived from the Geosat altimeter are validated by comparing with the data obtained at Japanese ocean data buoy stations. A systematic error is found in the altimeter wind speeds at high winds. An experimental equation is derived in order to correct this error for the present study. By using the corrected wind speeds and the wave heights, growth of wind waves with fetch in the Japan Sea under winter monsoon is investigated. Fetch variation of the wind speeds is also discussed in relation to the evolution of the turbulent boundary layer over wind waves by using the altimeter data. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)809-819
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume97
Issue numberC1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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