Wind Speed and Sea State Dependencies of Air-Sea Gas Transfer: Results From the High Wind Speed Gas Exchange Study (HiWinGS)

Blomquist, BW; Brumer, SE; Fairall, CW; Huebert, BJ; Zappa, CJ; Brooks, IM; Yang, M; Bariteau, L; Prytherch, J.; Hare, J; Czerski, H; Matei, A; Pascal, RW. 2017 Wind Speed and Sea State Dependencies of Air-Sea Gas Transfer: Results From the High Wind Speed Gas Exchange Study (HiWinGS). Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC013181

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Abstract/Summary

A variety of physical mechanisms are jointly responsible for facilitating air-sea gas transfer through turbulent processes at the atmosphere-ocean interface. The nature and relative importance of these mechanisms evolves with increasing wind speed. Theoretical and modeling approaches are advanc- ing, but the limited quantity of observational data at high wind speeds hinders the assessment of these efforts. The HiWinGS project successfully measured gas transfer coefficients (k660) with coincident wave sta- tistics under conditions with hourly mean wind speeds up to 24 m s21 and significant wave heights to 8 m. Measurements of k660 for carbon dioxide (CO2) and dimethylsulfide (DMS) show an increasing trend with respect to 10 m neutral wind speed (U ), following a power law relationship of the form: k

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: air-sea gas exchange
Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences
Oceanography
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Marine Biochemistry and Observations
Depositing User: Mingxi Yang
Date made live: 10 Mar 2018 12:05
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2020 09:58
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/7725

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