It's been three semesters since I was last required to do a dimensional analysis problem, and I could use a little help here. Just know that the subscript notices come before the variables. In this case,(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); the final set of units must work out to be W/m^2. The equations are:

a)Q(sub)s= ρC(sub)PC(sub) H U(T(sub)sfc - T(sub) air)

b)Q(sub)e= ρLC(sub)E U(w(sub)sfc-w(sub)air)

Note:

C(sub)H =C(sub)E =1.5*10^-3 (dimensionless)

U=windspeed (m/s) at 10 m height

T= temperature in Kelvin (K)

w= water vapor mixing ratio (g/kg)

L= 2.5*10^6 J/kg

ρ= 1.023 kg/m^3

C (sub) p= specific heat of air pressure = 1004 J/(kgK).

Note: Final energy fluxes Q(sub)s and Q(sub)e have units of W/m^2 and are a measure of the amount of energy being transferred across the sea surface per unit time. Recall that W= J/s.

Note: Values T(sub) sfc refer to sea-surface air layer and T(sub) air assumes a height of 10 m in the boundary layer.

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# Homework Help: Dimensional Analyis Review

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