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By R. S. Bortkovskii (auth.), Edward C. Monahan (eds.)

Scientists investigating the interplay among the sea and the ambience now think that the drag coefficient, and the coefficients of warmth move and moisture move on the sea floor, all bring up with an intensification of the wind, achieving excessive values in the course of a hurricane. This trust relies at the result of gradient and eddy correlation measurements within the air layer over the water, as weIl as on facts in regards to the impact of storms at the constitution of the higher layer of the sea and at the planetary atmospheric boundary layer. in spite of the fact that, till lately it used to be most unlikely to give an explanation for simply how the above coefficients depend upon the wind pace and to extrapolate this dependence into the zone of typhoon velocities. in basic terms by way of learning nonturbulent mechanisms of move, which play a huge position dose to the outside of a stormy sea, and mechanisms of spray­ mediated move particularly, was once it attainable to continue to an answer of this challenge. This publication provides the result of laboratory and box reports of the spray box within the air layer above the outside of a stormy sea. on account that there's a dose correlation among the new release of spray and the breaking of wind waves, substantial awareness is given to the research of information at the sea country in the course of a typhoon. Su'ch information are of curiosity whilst fixing a few different theoretical and utilized problems.

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Like Toba (1972), Monahan observed that the generation of spray is intimately associated with the breaking of wind waves and the formation of whiteeaps; this is borne out, in his opinion, by the similarity of the dependenees on the wind speed of the probability of the appearanee of large drops (r > 90 {tm) at a level of 13 em and the relative surfaee area eovered by whiteeaps (aetually, in Monahan (1968) both the whiteeaps and the bands of foam left after they pass are eonsidered). 25 In the tropical Pacific during the Typhoon-75 expedition the author made several measurements of the sizes of spray droplets and of their vertieal flow (Bortkovskii, 1977).

The few results obtained during the 1975 experiments were mainly of methodological importance: it was found to be possible to successfully deploy the equipment in the ocean during a severe storm. After some improvements in the turning mechanism of the disk by D. F. Timanovskii, which made it possible to vary the time of exposure of the plates over a wide range, and to record this time precisely, the collecting setup was put into operation again in the North Atlantic in the winter of 1979-80. In the vicinity of the international oceanic station C (52° N, 35° W), where the vessel was located for a month, the air and water temperatures were typically low (about 5-6°C) and the mean wind speed was typically high.

1976): (1) the foam-generating capacity of the liquid hf' that is, the height of the foam column produced; (2) the multiplicity of the foam The Oceanic and Atmospheric Boundary Layers Under Windy Conditions 21 where V w is the liquid volume; the multi pli city is related to the volumetrie gas content a = by the expression _ 1 v=-_· l-a' (3) the degree of dispersion p(R), that is, the bubble-size distribution; (4) the aggregative stability tj , that is, the time it takes for the foam layer to thin down to half its initial thickness.

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