Correlation between foam-bubble size and drag coefficient in hurricane conditions

@article{Golbraikh2017CorrelationBF,
  title={Correlation between foam-bubble size and drag coefficient in hurricane conditions},
  author={Ephim Golbraikh and Yuri M. Shtemler},
  journal={Ocean Dynamics},
  year={2017},
  volume={68},
  pages={817-824}
}
A recently proposed model of foam impact on the air–sea drag coefficient Cd has been employed for the estimation of the effective foam-bubble radius Rb variation with wind speed U10 in hurricane conditions. The model relates Cd(U10) with the effective roughness length Zeff(U10) represented as a sum of aerodynamic roughness lengths of the foam-free and foam-covered sea surfaces Zw(U10) and Zf(U10) weighted with the foam coverage coefficient αf(U10). This relation is treated for known… 
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