2017-07-15 00:17:08 UTC
Critical 'Wind Stress' Element
First, a generic wind stress definition is in order.
Ocean surface roughness (i.e., turbulence) as measured by satellite
technology, is referred to as 'wind stress' in climate models. In plain-
speak, it is sea surface turbulence, obviously driven by wind speed and
direction, in addition to being impacted by atmospheric density/pressures,
sea surface temperatures, sea buoyancy and currents. Wind stress affects
the air-sea heat exchange, as well as the mixing of carbon/heat stored in
the deeper parts of oceans. Wind stress also has impacts on cloud cover,
ocean current circulations and sea ice movement/volumes.
In essence, wind stress is a powerful and critical elemental influence on
the world's climate. Thus, to forecast future climate conditions with any
sort of accuracy, it is absolutely necessary to be able to accurately
simulate wind stress.
As this latest peer reviewed scientific research reveals, all climate
"experts" and the IPCC's climate models remain unable to accurately
simulate wind stress on their massively expensive, sophisticated, complex
(Hmmm... did we mention climate models can't predict squat yet?)