Special Issue "Air–Sea Gas Exchange Process and Impact Factors"


A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Robert C. Upstill-Goddard
School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, Ridley Building, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/marine/staff/profile/rob.goddard
Fax: +44 191 222 7891
Interests: air–sea gas exchange; marine biogas cycling; the sea surface microlayer; seawater surfactants; gaseous tracers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Air–sea gas exchange is a critical global process that provides the fundamental link between reactive trace gas production and consumption in the oceans and global atmospheric processes. The oceans are the largest single net sink for tropospheric CO2 and are a net source or sink for many other climate-active gases. Understanding and accurately predicting the evolution of these marine sources and sinks is critical to future climate change scenarios.

Despite recent progress in understanding air–sea gas exchange, there is still substantial uncertainty; many fundamental controlling processes remain inadequately parameterized. The physical and biogeochemical controls of air–sea gas exchange are many and identifying the relative importance of each is not always straightforward. Relevant issues include the relative roles of wind, sea state, currents, breaking waves, bubbles, rain, surfactants, turbulence due to current-seabed interaction, and sea surface microbiology.

This Special Issue is launched to provide a compilation of current state of the art and future perspectives in air–sea gas exchange. Its remit will include:

  • physical and biogeochemical forcing of air–sea gas exchange at local, regional and global scales
  • The application of new gas transfer parameterizations
  • Local, regional and global scale air–sea gas flux estimates
  • New instrumentation and measurement approaches
  • Laboratory, field, and modelling approaches to the above issues

Prof. Dr. Robert C. Upstill-Goddard
Guest Editor


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  • gas exchange
  • air–sea gas fluxes
  • gas transfer velocity
  • wind and bottom driven turbulence
  • sea state and surface roughness
  • wave geometry and breaking
  • micro-scale wave breaking
  • bubbles and ebullition
  • sea surface microlayer
  • bacterioneuston
  • instrumentation and measurement
  • modelling

Published Papers

No papers have been published in this special issue yet.

Last update: 5 August 2014

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