Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 368–379 | Cite as

The sea surface temperature deviation and the heat flow at the sea-air interface

  • Lutz Hasse


The deviation of the sea surface temperature from the water temperature below is calculated as a function of the heat flow through the air-sea interface, using wind tunnel determinations of the effective thermal diffusivity in a boundary layer. The influence ofQ, shortwave radiation, andH, latent and sensible heat transfer plus effective back radiation, and U, wind speed, can be described by:T0Tw =C1 ·H/U +C2 ·Q/U. The calculated coefficients vary slightly with reference depth, Tables II and III. They are in good agreement with independent observations.


Radiation Heat Transfer Boundary Layer Wind Speed Water Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lutz Hasse
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  1. 1.Meteorologisches Institut der Universität HamburgHamburgGermany

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