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Variation of the sea surface drag coefficient with wind speed
Smith, S.D.; Banke, E.G. (1975). Variation of the sea surface drag coefficient with wind speed. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. 101: 655-673
In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. Royal Meteorological Society: Bracknell, Berks. ISSN 0035-9009, more
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  • Smith, S.D.
  • Banke, E.G.

    Eddy correlation measurements of wind turbulence obtained at a sand spit on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, in winds ranging from gentle breeze to strong gale force agree with other recent measurements over water. There is a significant increase in the drag coefficient with wind speed which is well described by the equation of Charnock (1955). The heat transfer coefficient is slightly lower than the drag coefficient.

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