Improvements to the COARE Bulk Flux Algorithm using OOI Surface Flux Data

The project utilizes six years of data from the NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) to:
  • Improve bulk air-sea flux algorithms that parameterize the heat and momentum exchange at moderate to high wind speeds.
  • Conduct process studies to investigate wind-wave interactions and the impact of wave-age, wave-steepness, and wind-wave directional differences on momentum exchange.
  • Use these investigations to test parameterizations of surface fluxes being used in coupled air-sea mesoscale models.


James Edson, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Lead PI of the NSF's Ocean Observatories Initiative LinkedIn


June 28, 2023