A report discusses ASAP (Air-sea Spray Airborne Profiler), a dual-wavelength radar profiler that provides measurement information about the droplet size distribution (DSD) of sea-spray, which can be used to estimate heat and moisture fluxes for hurricane research. Researchers have recently determined that sea spray can have a large effect on the magnitude and distribution of the air-sea energy flux at hurricane-force wind speeds.
This work was done by Stephen L. Durden and D. Esteban-Fernandez of Caltech for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, download the Technical Support Package (free white paper) at www.techbriefs.com/tsp under the Physical Sciences category. NPO-46537
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Air-Sea Spray Airborne Radar Profiler Characterizes Energy Fluxes in Hurricanes (reference NPO-46537) is currently available for download from the TSP library.
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