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Wind Stresses computation

version 1.0.0.0 (2.76 KB) by Ramkrushn Patel
This function computes the wind stresses from wind component

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Updated 06 Oct 2015

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% USAGE: [Tx, Ty]=ra_windstr(u,v)
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% DESCRIPTION: Function to compute wind stress from wind field data Based on Gill, 1982
% Formula and a non-linear Cd based on Large and Pond (1981), modified for low wind
% speeds (Trenberth et al., 1990)
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% INPUTS:
% u = Zonal wind component [m/s], must be 2D
% v = Meridional wind component [m/s], must be 2D
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% OUTPUT:
% Tx = Zonal wind stress [N/m^2]
% Ty = Meridional wind stress [N/m^2]
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% DISCLAIMER:
% Albeit this function is designed only for academic purpose, it can be implemented in
% research. Nonetheless, author does not guarantee the accuracy.
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% REFERENCE:
% A.E. Gill, 1982, “Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics”, Academy Press, Vol. 30.
% W. G. Large & S. Pond., 1981,“Open Ocean Measurements in Moderate to Strong Winds”,
% J. Physical Oceanography, Vol. 11, pp. 324 - 336.
% K.E. Trenberth, W.G. Large & J.G. Olson, 1990, “The Mean Annual Cycle in Global Ocean
% Wind Stress”, J.Physical Oceanography, Vol. 20, pp. 1742 – 1760.
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Comments and Ratings (2)

Digna Rueda

there are two lines of this code that have an error:
on this line: else if (U > 1 || U <= 3)
it should say: else if (U > 1 && U <= 3)

on this line: else if (U > 3 || U < 10)
it should say: else if (U > 3 && U < 10)

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2013b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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