Measurements of Near-Surface Wind Stress Over an Upwelling Region Near the Oregon Coast

David Halpern Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory/NOAA, University of Washington, Seattle 98195

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Abstract

This paper describes the temporal and spatial variations of the wind stress (computed from the square of the wind velocity vector) and wind-stress curl recorded during July and August 1973 at two moored buoy stations, one 13 km and the other 120 km from the Oregon coast, along 45°15′N. Some facets of the relationship between wind stress and the physical oceanography over the continental shelf off 0regon are discussed.

Abstract

This paper describes the temporal and spatial variations of the wind stress (computed from the square of the wind velocity vector) and wind-stress curl recorded during July and August 1973 at two moored buoy stations, one 13 km and the other 120 km from the Oregon coast, along 45°15′N. Some facets of the relationship between wind stress and the physical oceanography over the continental shelf off 0regon are discussed.

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