Supplement to physical exchanges at the air-sea interface: UK-SOLAS field measurements

Ian M. Brooks, Margaret J. Yelland, Robert C. Upstill-Goddard, Philip D. Nightingale, Steve Archer, Eric d'Asaro, Rachael Beale, Cory Beatty, Byron Blomquist, A. Anthony Bloom, Barbara J. Brooks, John Cluderay, David Coles, John Dacey, Michael DeGrandpre, Jo Dixon, William M. Drennan, Joseph Gabriele, Laura Goldson, Nick Hardman-MountfordMartin K. Hill, Matt Horn, Ping Chang Hsueh, Barry Huebert, Gerrit de Leeuw, Timothy G. Leighton, Malcolm Liddicoat, Justin J.N. Lingard, Craig McNeil, James B. McQuaid, Ben I. Moat, Gerald Moore, Craig Neill, Sarah J. Norris, Simon O'Doherty, Robin W. Pascal, John Prytherch, Mike Rebozo, Erik Sahlee, Matt Salter, Ute Schuster, Ingunn Skjelvan, Hans Slagter, Michael H. Smith, Paul D. Smith, Meric Srokosz, John A. Stephens, Peter K. Taylor, Maciej Telszewski, Roisin Walsh, Brian Ward, David K. Woolf, Dickon Young, Henk Zemmelink

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The primary instrumentation that deals with the problems of parameterizing the physical exchange of gases and aerosol at the air-sea interface has been described while some additional details of measurement systems and techniques have been provided. The measurement systems being discussed include the autoflux, wave measurements, aerosol measurements, bubble measurements, DMS measurements and surface film measurements. The autoflux is an autonomous system for making continuous direct measurements of air-sea fluxes while also support the mean meteorological parameters. As for wave measurements, the shipborne wave recorders (SBWRs) were the ones being used as it consist of two pairs of accelerometers and pressure sensors. Meanwhile, the compact lightweight aerosol spectrometer probe (CLASP) was used for the aerosol flux measurement which was specifically designed for the direct use in eddy covariance flux measurements of marine aerosol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)ES9-ES16
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2009


FundersFunder number
Natural Environment Research Councilpml010002, NE/C001842/1, earth010003, NE/G000107/1, NE/E002021/1, ncas10007


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