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Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Abstract Because of the potentially important influence of ‘spray cooling’ on the thermodynamics of Tropical Cyclones, there is a need for estimates of ocean spray distribution at extreme wind speeds, at least twice those for which detailed spray observations have been made. To assist in such extrapolation, a simplified probabilistic model is developed, with the three main effects (gusts, gravity, evaporation) that influence how spray droplets are distributed taken into account, but with as much simplicity as possible in other respects.
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