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Coupling waves with the atmosphere: consequences for the heat exchange coefficient
Makin, V.K. (1999). Coupling waves with the atmosphere: consequences for the heat exchange coefficient, in: Pettersson, H. et al. (Ed.) Workshop on modelling of the marine-atmospheric boundary layer, Helsinki 7-8 December 1998: proceedings. Meri: report series of the Finnish Institute of Marine Research (Merentutkimuslaitos), : pp. 61-67
In: Pettersson, H.; Rontu, L. (Ed.) (1999). Workshop on modelling of the marine-atmospheric boundary layer, Helsinki 7-8 December 1998: proceedings. Meri: report series of the Finnish Institute of Marine Research (Merentutkimuslaitos). Finnish Institute of Marine Research: Helsinki. ISBN 951-53-2078-X. 73 pp., more
In: Meri: report series of the Finnish Institute of Marine Research (Merentutkimuslaitos). Finnish Institute of Marine Research: Helsinki. ISSN 0356-0023, more

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  • Makin, V.K. (1999). Coupling waves with the atmosphere: consequences for the heat exchange coefficient. Meri: report series of the Finnish Institute of Marine Research 40: 61-67, more

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  • Makin, V.K.

Abstract
    The wind over waves coupling theory, which allows us to relate the drag coefficient to the properties of the sea surface and the properties of the momentum exchange at the sea surface, is discussed shortly. The resistance law above the sea is derived, and the explicit relation for the heat exchange coefficient CH is obtained. It is shown that CH follows a square-root dependence on the drag coefficient CD. However, the proportionality coefficient appears to depend on the sea state, expressed in terms of the coupling parameter. Dependence on the sea state suppresses the C1/2D wind speed dependence, and results in a marginal increase of CH with increase in wind speed.

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