Some Problems Associated with Wind Drag and Infrared Images of the Sea Surface

James R. McGrath Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D. C. 20375

Search for other papers by James R. McGrath in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
and
M. F. M. Osborne Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D. C. 20375

Search for other papers by M. F. M. Osborne in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Restricted access

Abstract

It is argued that there should be a close connection between fluctuations in infrared images of the sea and fluctuations in wind drag on the sea. The critical regions of wind speed, temperature, and surface contaminant, where these fluctuations should be largest, are pointed out. Some examples are given of infrared ocean images and the problems associated with their interpretation.

Abstract

It is argued that there should be a close connection between fluctuations in infrared images of the sea and fluctuations in wind drag on the sea. The critical regions of wind speed, temperature, and surface contaminant, where these fluctuations should be largest, are pointed out. Some examples are given of infrared ocean images and the problems associated with their interpretation.

Save