An Exploration of Wind Stress Calculation Techniques in Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling
AbstractAs hurricanes continue to threaten coastal communities, accurate storm surge forecasting remains a global priority. Achieving a reliable storm surge prediction necessitates accurate hurricane intensity and wind field information. The wind field must be converted to wind stress, which represents the air-sea momentum flux component required in storm surge and other oceanic models. This conversion requires a multiplicative drag coefficient for the air density and wind speed to represent the air-sea momentum exchange at a given location. Air density is a known parameter and wind speed is a forecasted variable, whereas the drag coefficient is calculated using an empirical correlation. The correlation’s accuracy has brewed a controversy of its own for more than half a century. This review paper examines the lineage of drag coefficient correlations and their acceptance among scientists. View Full-Text
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Bryant, K.M.; Akbar, M. An Exploration of Wind Stress Calculation Techniques in Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2016, 4, 58.
Bryant KM, Akbar M. An Exploration of Wind Stress Calculation Techniques in Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2016; 4(3):58.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bryant, Kyra M.; Akbar, Muhammad. 2016. "An Exploration of Wind Stress Calculation Techniques in Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling." J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 4, no. 3: 58.
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