Special Issue "Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2018)
Dr. Raquel Somavilla Cabrillo
IEO, Centro Oceanográfico de Gijón
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Interests: ocean climate; ocean-atmosphere interaction; upper ocean variability; ocean mixed layer and stratification; ocean circulation; deep waters; ocean ventilation; mid-latitudes; polar regions; biogeochemistry; physical-biological coupling; climate; climate change
Earth climate and weather are known to be strongly affected by air–sea exchanges of heat and moisture, since the ocean covers more than 70% of the Earth surface and accumulates 93% of the energy in the Earth Climate System. In addition, the global ocean, not only absorbs, stores, and redistributes vast amounts of heat shaping the mean climate of the Earth, but also of carbon, and 50% of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere is produced in the upper layers of the ocean by phytoplankton. Thus, major advances in our knowledge of ocean–atmosphere interaction in the last decades have revealed the relevance of the exchange not only of energy, but of gases and particles across the air–sea interface in global budgets. Growing evidence shows that these exchanges are controlled by a variety of physical, chemical and biological processes that operate across a broad range of spatial and temporal scales in the upper ocean and lower atmosphere. This improved understanding of ocean-atmosphere interaction processes has been the result of interdisciplinary observation efforts including a wide range of measurements (oceanographic sections, buoys, Argo floats, gliders, autonomous profilers, etc.) and its combination with models that assimilate such data. This Special Issue on ocean–atmosphere interaction welcomes original research related to observed and modelled magnitude and variability of air–sea exchanges and associated control processes in the upper ocean and lower atmosphere.
Dr. Raquel Somavilla Cabrillo
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- Ocean-atmosphere interaction
- Air-sea exchanges
- Upper Ocean
- Lower Atmosphere