OS54A:
Measurement and Modeling of the Ocean Surface Boundary Layer II


Session ID#: 8210

Session Description:
The oceanic surface boundary layer is controlled by momentum and buoyancy fluxes near the surface and by entrainment fluxes at the base of the mixed layer. These fluxes generate a wide range of physical processes between the air-sea interface and thermocline, and play a vital role in climate variability, biological productivity, and marine pollution. The session encourages discussion of new techniques, field measurements and modeling of energy, momentum and heat fluxes near the air-sea interface, and within both ocean and atmospheric boundary layers. Studies of both field and laboratory observations, multi-scale modeling, and parameterizations of near-surface processes are encouraged. Topics of interest may include surface wave breaking, bubbles and air-gas transfer, and shear-, and wave-driven coherent structures, surface winds and heat fluxes, and rainfall impacts.
Primary Convener:  Alexander Soloviev, Nova Southeastern Univ, Dania Beach, FL, United States
Conveners:  Hemantha W Wijesekera, Naval Research Laboratory, Ocean Sciences, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, Eric A D'Asaro, Applied Physics Lab, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and Darek Bogucki, Texas A & M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States
Chairs:  Eric A D'Asaro, Applied Physics Lab, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Darek Bogucki, Texas A & M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States and Alexander Soloviev, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Darek Bogucki, Texas A & M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Index Terms:

4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4560 Surface waves and tides [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4568 Turbulence, diffusion, and mixing processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4572 Upper ocean and mixed layer processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

David W Wang1, Hemantha W Wijesekera1, Ewa Jarosz1, William J Teague1 and W Scott Pegau2, (1)Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Cordova, AK, United States
James M Thomson1, Johannes Gemmrich2, Michael Schwendeman3, Seth Zippel3, Saeed Moghimi4 and William Rogers5, (1)Applied Physics Lab (UW), Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States
Meghan F Cronin1, Noel Pelland2, Steven R Emerson2 and William R Crawford3, (1)NOAA Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC, Canada
Tommy G Jensen, Naval Research Lab Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and Hemantha W Wijesekera, Naval Research Laboratory, Ocean Sciences, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Alexander Soloviev, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL, United States, Cayla Dean, NOAA/NOS/CO-OPS, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States and William E Avera, Naval Research Lab Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Nicolas Rascle, IFREMER, Plouzané, France, Bertrand Chapron, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Spatiale, Brest, France, Frederic Nouguier, Universite de de Toulon, CNRS/INSU, IRD, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO), Toulon, France, Alexis Mouche, Ifremer, LOPS, Plouzané, France and Aurelien Ponte, CNRS-IFREMER-IRD-UBO, LOPS, Plouzané, France
Brian K Haus1, Nathan Laxague2, David G Ortiz-Suslow3 and Hans Christian Graber3, (1)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (2)RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States, (3)University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL, United States
Wu-ting Tsai, Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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