AI42A:
Fluxes and Physical Processes Near the Air-Sea Interface: Observations and Modeling (Cosponsored by the AMS Committee on Air-Sea Interaction) IV

Session ID#: 93403

Session Description:
The physical coupling between atmosphere and ocean helps to drive a myriad of processes such as wind-wave growth and the fluxes of momentum, heat, and mass across the air-sea interface. Challenges remain in understanding the nature of the air-sea interface in extreme conditions and along coastal margins, as well as characterizing the link between large- and small-scale processes.  Understanding these phenomena hinges on properly characterizing the physical coupling between air and water across the surface and the turbulent variability in the boundary layers on both sides of the interface. Advances in the spatial and temporal resolution and coverage of in situ observations, modeling, and satellite/airborne remote sensing have greatly improved the ability to characterize various surface processes over large stretches of oceanic area. This session invites contributions that expand our understanding of the mechanisms coupling the ocean-atmosphere system; submissions from observations, experiments, and/or modeling are encouraged. Presentations of novel techniques, methods, and/or venues for air-sea interaction study are highly encouraged. The Chairs hope that this session provides a forum for discussions on the physics of air-sea interaction, with input from an array of technical backgrounds and perspectives. This session is co-sponsored by the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Air-Sea Interaction.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller
Index Terms:

4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4560 Surface waves and tides [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4568 Turbulence, diffusion, and mixing processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4594 Instruments and techniques [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Primary Chair:  Nathan Laxague, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Co-chairs:  Melanie R Fewings, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, David G Ortiz-Suslow, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Meteorology, Monterey, CA, United States and Damien B Josset, Naval Research Laboratory, Ocean Siences Division, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Primary Liaison:  Nathan Laxague, RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States
Moderators:  Melanie R Fewings, University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, Groton, United States and Nathan Laxague, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  David G Ortiz-Suslow, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Meteorology, Monterey, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Dropsonde Observations Reveal Effect of SST on Low-level Atmospheric Stability Under an Atmospheric River (648423)
Alison Cobb1, Allison Michaelis2, Sam Iacobellis3 and Marty Ralph2, (1)University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, La Jolla, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E), La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Univ California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Simultaneous Remote Measurement of Skin and Sub-skin Temperatures (654595)
Andy T Jessup, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
The Impact of Wind Gusts on the Ocean Thermal Skin Layer (657466)
Christopher J Zappa1, Nathan Laxague1, Sophia E Brumer2 and Steven Anderson3, (1)Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)IFREMER-CNRS-IRD-UBO, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, Plouzané, France, (3)Arete Associates, Arlington, VA, United States
The Marine-Air-Sea-Flux System (MASFlux) for Air-Sea Interaction Studies (641865)
Qing Wang1, Richard Lind2, Ryan Yamaguchi1, John A Kalogiros3, Carlos Zuniga4 and Andrew E. Sweeney5, (1)Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Meteorology, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)US Naval Postgraduate School, Meteorology, United States, (3)National Observatory of Athens, Institute of Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, Athens, Greece, (4)Servicio Hidrografico y Oceanografico de la Armada de Chile, Valparaiso, Chile, (5)US Navy, Washington, United States
Observations of the Near Surface Vertical Current Shear (652784)
Jochen Horstmann1, Ruben Carrasco1, Michael Stresser1, Marius Cysewski1, Bjoern Lund2, Cedric Guigand2, Tamay Özgökmen2, Brian K Haus3, Guillaume Novelli2, John Lodise2, Edward H Ryan2, Michael Rebozo2 and Hanjing Dai3, (1)Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany, (2)University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL, United States, (3)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Shipboard Marine X-band Radar Current and Bathymetry Retrieval in the Louisiana Bight (638552)
Bjoern Lund1, Brian K Haus1, Hans Christian Graber2, Jochen Horstmann3, Ruben Carrasco3, Guillaume Novelli4, Cedric Guigand4, Sanchit Mehta1, Nathan Laxague5 and Tamay Ozgokmen6, (1)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (2)University of Miami, Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing, Miami, FL, United States, (3)Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany, (4)University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL, United States, (5)RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States, (6)University of Miami, FL, United States
Diurnal Cycle of Air-Sea Interactions in Frontal Regions (637206)
Meghan F Cronin, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Dongxiao Zhang, CICOES/University of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA, United States
New Technique for Quantifying Air-Sea Interactions Using High Resolution SAR Imagery (645776)
Samantha Renee Ballard1, Hans Christian Graber2, Nathan Laxague3, Roland Romeiser4, Michael J Caruso2, Jamie MacMahan5 and David D Flagg6, (1)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (2)University of Miami, Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing, Miami, FL, United States, (3)RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States, (4)University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL, United States, (5)Naval Postgraduate School, Oceanography, Monterey, CA, United States, (6)Naval Research Lab Monterey, Marine Meteorology, Monterey, United States