# magnitude of surface downward stress

URI: http://linked.data.gov.au/def/tern-cv/09fd92b42e8d912968e824ba4965906f6154280cf7cd25034eaf3956d6406879

Also known as magnitude_of_surface_downward_stress

Date created: 2021-01-18
Date modified: 2022-06-10

Parameter Type

##### Definition

The phrase "magnitude_of_X" means magnitude of a vector X. The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. "Surface stress" means the shear stress (force per unit area) exerted by the wind at the surface. A downward stress is a downward flux of momentum. Over large bodies of water, wind stress can drive near-surface currents. "Downward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed downward (negative upward).

##### source

http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P07/current/

##### notation

magnitude_of_surface_downward_stress

##### note

This concept was harvested from the controlled vocabulary at http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P07/current/ on 2022-06-10. Information was pulled as-is for the following properties: dcterms:created, skos:definition, skos:exactMatch, skos:related and skos:notation. The URI of the concept is generated using SHA256 on the CF standard name (in the skos:notation) and concatenated with the TERN controlled vocabularies' base URI (http://linked.data.gov.au/def/tern-cv/).

##### related

http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P04/current/G988/

##### related

http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P64/current/G988/

##### related

http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P06/current/PASX/

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