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
Abstract

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:

Time:  YYYYMMDDHHNN;

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)

Data
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. https://doi.org/10.17882/61732


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, -. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015153