Operational Systems

Air Sea Interaction

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Air Sea Interaction

The exchanges of energy, heat, momentum, and mass between the atmosphere and the ocean are important factors for weather, climate, and ocean circulation patterns.

These fluxes are controlled by small-scale turbulent processes within the coupled oceanic and atmospheric boundary layers. The Air Sea Interaction Group at the Institute of Coastal Research strives to understand wave-related physical mechanisms that influence these air-sea fluxes.
For this, we develop and deploy novel imaging measurement techniques within the first meters above and below the highly dynamic, wavy sea surface.