sea_surface_downward_eastward_stress_due_to_dissipation_of_sea_surface_waves

under discussion
Created: Feb. 8, 2021
Proposer: Andy Saulter
Proposed Date: 2021-02-01
Change Date: Feb. 8, 2021, 12:07 p.m.
Term: sea_surface_downward_eastward_stress_due_to_sea_surface_waves_dissipation
Unit: Pa
Unit ref: PASX
AMIP:
GRIB:
The surface called "sea surface" means the upper boundary of the ocean. "Surface stress" means the shear stress (force per unit area) exerted at the surface. A downward stress is a downward flux of momentum. Over large bodies of water, surface stress can drive near-surface currents. "Downward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed downward (negative upward). "Eastward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). "Downward eastward" indicates the ZX component of a tensor. A downward eastward stress is a downward flux of eastward momentum, which accelerates the lower medium eastward and the upper medium westward. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. "Sea surface waves dissipation" means the stress associated with sea surface waves dissipation processes such as whitecapping.
Change Date: Feb. 8, 2021, 12:15 p.m.
Term: sea_surface_downward_eastward_stress_due_to_dissipation_of_sea_surface_waves
Unit: Pa
Unit ref: PASX
AMIP:
GRIB:
The surface called "sea surface" means the upper boundary of the ocean. "Surface stress" means the shear stress (force per unit area) exerted at the surface. A downward stress is a downward flux of momentum. Over large bodies of water, surface stress can drive near-surface currents. "Downward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed downward (negative upward). "Eastward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed northward (negative southward). "Downward eastward" indicates the ZX component of a tensor. A downward eastward stress is a downward flux of eastward momentum, which accelerates the lower medium eastward and the upper medium westward. The specification of a physical process by the phrase "due_to_" process means that the quantity named is a single term in a sum of terms which together compose the general quantity named by omitting the phrase. The phrase "dissipation_of_sea_surface_waves" means the stress associated with sea surface waves dissipation processes such as whitecapping.