Generalised dependence for the ocean sea drag

Program Code: 
1082
Contact: 

Dr Xiao Hua Wang (hua.wang@adfa.edu.au)

Description of Work: 

Description of Work:

The sea---drag coefficient is the main property which is employed to parameterise the air---sea interactions in large---scale models, from engineering applications to climate research. Over the last 30 years, however, scatter of the experimental dependences for the sea drag parameterised as a function of wind speed and/or wave age did not improve. The proposed project would intend to develop a generalised parameterisation of the sea drag as a function of multiple environmental forcings, for use in meteorological, climate and ocean engineering applications.