Fixed platform-observed air-sea flux and surface wave in the South China Sea

Date 2019-07-11
Temporal extent 2012-03-06 -2012-05-08
Author(s) Zou Zhongshui1, Song Jinbao1, Li Peiliang1, Jian Huang2, Zhang Jun3, Wan Zhanhong1, Li Shuiqing4
Affiliation(s) 1 : Ocean College, Zhejiang University
2 : Guangzhou Institute of tropical and marine meteorology, CMA, Guangdong, China
3 : Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, University of Miami, and Hurricane Research Division, AOML, NOAA, Florida, USA
4 : Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves, Institute of oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China.
DOI 10.17882/61732
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) air-sea fluxes, turbulence, wave boundary layer, swell waves, wind stress, wind direction

The air-sea flux and surfacw wave were observd in a fixed platform( 21º26.5' N, 111º23.5' E),  during the measurements from 6 February to 8 May 2012, the turbulence observed by the high-frequency ultrasonic anemometer (Gill R3-50) mounted at a height of 8 m, and waves were observed by the An acoustic wave and current (AWAC) sensor (Nortek, Rud, Norway).


The data provided are:


U8: Wind speed observed from ultrasonic anemometer fixed at 8 m height above the sea surface;

Wind direction(from): Wind direction observed from ultrasonic anemometer;

Wave direction(from): wave direction from acoustic wave and current (AWAC) sensor;

Atmospheric Stability (z/L): Atmospheric Stability z/L, where z is height, and L is Obukhov length;

wave age (cp/U8): Peak wave age ;

τx/ρ: total wind stress  in longitudinal direction ;

τy/ρ: total wind stress in lateral direction;

τtx/ρ: turblent wind stress  in longitudinal direction ;

τty/ρ: turblent wind stress in lateral direction;

Cd(COARE): the drag coefficient computed by COARE 3.0 ;

case: It represent the cases shown in figures 6~7 in the main text.

Licence CC-BY
Sensor metadata

Gill R3-50, Acoustic Wave And Current (AWAC)

File Size Format Processing Access
The processed data when swell wave is strong 57 KB CSV Processed data Open access
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How to cite 

Zou Zhongshui, Song Jinbao, Li Peiliang, Jian Huang, Zhang Jun, Wan Zhanhong, Li Shuiqing (2019). Fixed platform-observed air-sea flux and surface wave in the South China Sea. SEANOE.

In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication :

Zou Zhongshui, Song Jinbao, Li Peiliang, Huang Jian, Zhang Jun A., Wan Zhanhong, Li Shuiqing (2019). Effects of Swell Waves on Atmospheric Boundary Layer Turbulence: A Low Wind Field Study. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, -.