Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library

Ocean Waves Breaking and Marine Aerosol Fluxes

Authors: Massel, Stanislaw R.

  • Bridges the gap between general and specialized texts on oceanography
  • The first ocean wave title to specifically focus on wave breaking phenomena
  • Discussion is based on the theoretical and experimental data, and on the author's experience
  • Useful as a textbook for graduate, Ph.D and postdoctoral students
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About this book

Ocean Waves Breaking and Marine Aerosol Fluxes

Stanislaw R. Massel

Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland

This book presents a comprehensive study on the breaking of surface waves induced by wind and the relationship of breaking rate with marine aerosol fluxes. The book draws attention to the theoretical and experimental achievements in the study of wave breaking phenomena in deep water seas. In particular, it deals with the important problems of energy dissipation and the estimation of energy loss due to wave breaking in deep waters. The rationale behind existing methods and practical outcomes for the estimation of whitecap coverage of the sea surface and energy dissipation rate are given in detail.

The book also focuses on the fundamentals of marine aerosols and their generation. The text provides a comprehensive overview of the currently available experimental data on marine aerosol fluxes and presents theoretical methodology of the estimation of the intensity of sea aerosol production. The systematic analysis leads to a novel approach in the development of links between aerosol production with sea state parameters and its seasonal variation in deep water seas.

The book is intended for professionals and researchers in the areas of ocean physics and meteorology and also as a useful book for graduate students, PhD students, postdoctoral students, and engineers working on ocean environmental problems.

About the authors

Stanislaw Massel is currently a professor and the Director of the Institute of Oceanology in Sopot Poland.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Massel’s new book describes how to model wave breaking and continues on to show how to use breaking wave models to estimate the production rate of the sea-salt aerosol at the ocean’s surface. … I like the production quality of this book. It has a comfortable size, pleasing font style and size, and sufficient white space to make for easy reading or scanning. The many figures are uniformly styled and formatted … . valuable reference text for researchers studying air–sea interaction and marine aerosols." (Edgar L Andreas, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, March, 2009)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Basic processes near the air—sea interface

    Massel, Stanisław R.

    Pages 1-9

  • Mechanics of steep and breaking waves

    Massel, Stanisław R.

    Pages 11-29

  • Spectral and statistical properties of ocean waves

    Massel, Stanisław R.

    Pages 31-73

  • Experimental insights into mechanisms of wave breaking

    Massel, Stanisław R.

    Pages 75-120

  • Wave breaking criteria and probability of breaking

    Massel, Stanisław R.

    Pages 121-155

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-69092-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-36638-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2269-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ocean Waves Breaking and Marine Aerosol Fluxes
Authors
Series Title
Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-69092-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-69092-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-36638-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2269-4
Series ISSN
1383-8601
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 316
Topics