The effects of a measuring platform and atmospheric instability modifying diurnal development of vertical temperature gradient in the vicinity of the sea surface under weak wind and clear sky conditions

Y. Kawai, Hiroshi Kawamura

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Abstract

The authors have simulated large vertical seawater temperature gradient in the vicinity of the sea surface using simple one-dimensional models. Wind speed and insolation are the primary factors to determine the temperature difference between 0- and 1-m depths. Under weak wind and clear conditions, buoy-observed sea surface temperatures in the daytimes are higher than the simulated ones. It is inferred that this reason is that the hull of the buoy disturbed the temperature fields near the sea surface. Besides wind speed and insolation, atmospheric stability also controls the development of the vertical temperature gradient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages258-260
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1
Event2001 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2001) - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 2001 Jul 92001 Jul 13

Other

Other2001 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2001)
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period01/7/901/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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