OBSERVATION RESEARCH OF THE TURBULENT FLUXES OF MOMENTUM, SENSIBLE HEAT AND LATENT HEAT OVER THE WEST PACIFIC TROPICAL OCEAN AREA
Qu Shaohou(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Academia Sinica, Beijing)
In this paper, results of the fluxes of momentum, sensible heat and latent heat for the West Pacific Tropical Ocean Area (from 127°E to 150°E, 5°N to 3° S) are described. The data were collected by the small tethered balloon sounding system over this ocean area including 6 continues stations from 11th of Octorber 1986 to the 15th of December 1986. These fluxes were calculated by the semiempirical flux-profile relationships of Monin-Obukhov similarity theory using these observed data. The results show that for this tropical ocean area the drag coefficient CD is equal to (1.53±0.25) × 10-3, and the daily mean latent flux HL is greater than its daily mean sensible flux Hs, by factor of about 9.