Observation and analysis of the surface wind over the ocean
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Observation and analysis of the surface wind over the ocean by G. Verploegh

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Published by Staatsdrukkerij in "s-Gravenhage .
Written in English


  • Ocean-atmosphere interaction.,
  • Winds.

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Edition Notes

StatementG. Verploegh.
SeriesMededeelingen en verhandelingen / Koninklijk Nederlandsch Meteorologisch Instituut -- 89., Publicatienummer: K.N.M.I -- 102-89., Mededelingen en verhandelingen (Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut) -- no. 89., K.N.M.I.-publikatie -- 102-89.
ContributionsKoninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut.
The Physical Object
Pagination67 p. :
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16136168M

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