The sea surface temperature deviation at very low wind speeds; is there a limit?1


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    Contribution Number 388. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington.


Laboratory and field measurements of the temperature drop across the boundary layer at the upper surface of evaporating and cooling water in turbulent free convection show that greater values are possible than previously indicated. An upper limit on the surface temperature deviation is imposed only by the maximum heat loss occurring in the earth's most extreme climates.