wind stress

wind stress

[′win ‚stres]
(meteorology)
The drag or tangential force per unit area exerted on the surface of the earth by the adjacent layer of moving air.
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Cross sections were obtained from Gledistia tricanthos and Tilia americana that experienced mechanical wind stress primarily from just two directions, which resulted in elliptical stems.
Wind stress was used as an indication of wind mixing or turbulence because it can affect larval encounter rates with zooplankton prey and subsequent feeding, growth, and survival for each cohort.
The angle determined between the surface wind stress and the surface drift velocity differs in general from the angle obtained by the classical Ekman solution (Cushman-Roisin 1994).
In the north, where ice-dependent species are disappearing, sea ice cover has declined and wind stress has increased.
1] with the north direction (the direction of Oy axis) and the wind stress magnitude is [tau].
The increase in global dust lifting by both wind stress and "dust devils" may affect the mechanisms that trigger the initiation of large dust storms.
Model results with no wind stress and with mean annual wind stress are presented and discussed.
so, ivy makes trees more susceptible to wind stress and disease.
The instrumentation and load system allows the company engineers to simulate wind stress and measure the effects of lateral force, movement, pressure, and bending.
Moreover, an 800-ton wind damper at the top of the building will significantly reduce lateral wind stress and reduce the duration and intensity of lateral movement caused by earthquakes.
The tidal BCs and bottom roughness opted in the first calibration were used for the second calibration in which wind stress coefficient and eddy viscosity were determined once simulated and measured residual flow matched well.