Environmental Science

Transport at the Air-Sea Interface

Measurements, Models and Parametrizations

Editors: Garbe, Christoph S., Handler, Robert A., Jähne, Bernd (Eds.)

  • Supplies a unique tool for conducting research in air-sea interactions
  • Gives an account of recent progress in the domains of experimental process studies as well as computer stimulation
  • Broadens our understanding of the processes involved in air-water gas and heat exchange
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Predictions of our future climate vary greatly, with detailed forecasts still subject to debate. One key uncertainty is caused by the lack of our present knowledge of transport processes in the air-water interface, which poses the main transfer resistance between the oceans and atmosphere. Modeling and predictions of our global climate can only be improved by gaining a more complete understanding of the mechanisms involved in transporting energy, mass and momentum across the phase boundary.

This monograph contains selected, peer-reviewed post-conference contributions of the International Workshop on Transport at the Air-Sea Interface, which took place at Heidelberg University from September 6-8, 2006. The workshop brought together leading scientists from around the world, bridged the gap between modeling and measurements, and sparked new ideas for novel simulation and experimental efforts. The focus of the monograph is on small scale processes directly at the interface and includes the topics:

- Small-scale transport processes at the air-sea interface: surface divergence, microscale and largescale wave breaking, intermittency and rain-induced gas exchange

- Novel measurement techniques including eddy correlation measurements, active and passive thermography, visualization of concentration fields by fluorescent dyes, profile measurements and visualization of flow fields by particle imaging velocimetry (PIV)

- Modeling of the transport across the air-water interface and simulation of flow fields as well as concentration fields in the boundary layer

- Parameterizations of the transfer process for global modeling

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The Impact of Different Gas Exchange Formulations and Wind Speed Products on Global Air-Sea CO2 Fluxes

    Wanninkhof, Rik

    Pages 1-23

  • Turbulent Gas Flux Measurements near the Air-Water Interface in a Grid-Stirred Tank

    Jirka, Herlina (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • Quantitative Imaging of CO2 Transfer at an Unsheared Free Surface

    Variano, Evan A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • Visualisation of Oxygen Concentration Fields in the Mass Boundary Layer by Fluorescence Quenching

    Falkenroth, Achim (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

  • Visualization of 2-D Divergence on the Free Surface and its Relation to Gas Transfer

    Tamburrino, Aldo (et al.)

    Pages 73-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transport at the Air-Sea Interface
Book Subtitle
Measurements, Models and Parametrizations
Editors
  • Christoph S. Garbe
  • Robert A. Handler
  • Bernd Jähne
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-36906-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-36906-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-36904-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43928-5
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 320
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