How to Calculate Wind Stress?
Wind Stress calculator uses wind_stress = Drag Coefficient*Density of air*Wind Speed at a Height of 10 m^2 to calculate the Wind Stress, The Wind Stress is the shear stress exerted by the wind on the surface of large bodies of water – such as oceans, seas, estuaries and lakes. It is the force component parallel to the surface, per unit area, as applied by the wind on the water surface. Wind Stress and is denoted by τ_{o} symbol.
How to calculate Wind Stress using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Wind Stress, enter Drag Coefficient (C_{D}), Density of air (D) and Wind Speed at a Height of 10 m ( V_{10}) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Wind Stress calculation can be explained with given input values -> 9.680E+6 = 100*2*220^2.