Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 10 Issue 03

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Volume 10, No. 3
Pages 106 - 110

Observing the Ocean Side of the Air-Sea Interface

David M. Farmer
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At higher wind speeds the ocean surface is one of the most energetic environments on the surface of the planet. The rate at which wind does work on the ocean is sensitively dependent on its speed, and effects of one severe storm can far outweigh long periods of lighter winds.


Farmer, D.M. 1997. Observing the ocean side of the air-sea interface. Oceanography 10(3):106–110, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1997.01.