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

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.




air-sea fluxes, turbulence, wave boundary layer, swell waves, wind stress, wind direction


21.7N, 21.4S, 112E, 111W


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


The processed data when swell wave is strong
57 KoCSVProcessed data
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, -.

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