Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: air/sea interaction; boundary-layer meteorology; rainfall variability; Earth observing system
Interests: satellite remote sensing in oceanography and sea ice
2 Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Satellite Oceanography Laboratory, Saint Petersburg (ex Leningrad), Russian Federation
Interests: physical oceanography, air-sea interface, electromagnetic wave theory and its applications to ocean remote sensing, data processing
Increasingly, the importance of air–sea interactions are being accepted for hurricane forecasting, medium- and longer-range weather and ocean forecasting, and climate modeling. It is well-known that large-scale processes are essential for both atmosphere and ocean forcing by surface stress and heat fluxes, with radiation and evaporation usually dominating the heat fluxes. The coupling of ocean/waves/ice/atmosphere is much stronger on mesoscales (or finer) than on larger scales, albeit over much smaller regions such as near boundaries of features. Small-scale features, well-known to occur in the high latitudes, are now recognized as prevalent throughout the oceans. These smaller-scale processes also have relatively intense vertical motion and mixing at the bottom of the ocean’s mixed layer and organized rolls in the atmosphere. Ocean processes, in particular, are very important for CO2 transfer and for primary productivity. Remote sensing and quantitative interpretation of these processes remains a challenge. This Special Issue welcomes papers on the capabilities of remote sensing of air–sea interactions and air–sea processes, and the use of remote sensing for validation of modeled air–sea coupling.
Prof. Dr. Mark Bourassa
Prof. Dr. Johnny A. Johannessen
Dr. Bertrand Chapron
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- Air/Sea Interaction
- Remote Sensing
- Coupled Modeling