Institut für Meteorologie, Freie Universität, Berlin.
Surface interaction calculations over the Gulf of Tonkin
Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2010
1973 Blackwell Munksgaard
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 424–434, October 1973
How to Cite
RIEHL, H. and AUGSTEIN, E. (1973), Surface interaction calculations over the Gulf of Tonkin. Tellus, 25: 424–434. doi: 10.1111/j.2153-3490.1973.tb00627.x
- Issue online: 18 MAR 2010
- Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2010
- received August 1, 1972; revised version March 12, 1973
Two steady-state situations over the Gulf of Tonkin during winter were selected for a detailed study of air-sea interaction in relation to observed cloudiness. In one case southeasterly winds prevailed, and skies were nearly clear. The cloudy situation was marked by strong outflow from the continent with very low cloud bases over the whole Gulf of Tonkin. The exchange of sensible and latent heat at the air-sea interface is calculated for these two cases, and deductions are drawn concerning the difference between the states of sky utilizing these calculations in conjunction with synoptic-scale convergence and divergence patterns.