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地球科学进展  2012, Vol. 27 Issue (6): 624-632    DOI: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2012.06.0624
Progress in Sea Spay and Its Effects on Air-Sea Interaction
Zhao Dongliang
Physical Oceanography Laboratory, Ocean University of China, Qingdao266003, China
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关键词: 海洋飞沫生成函数海水滴风速波浪海—气相互作用    

According to the generation mechanism and size, sea spray resulted from wave breaking can be divided into film, jet and spume droplets. The smaller droplets can become condensation nuclei in low clouds and play a great role in climate change. The larger droplets affect the exchange processes of momentum and heat through air-sea interface, which can enhance the development of tropical cyclones. As the most important physical quantity, sea spray generation function, which depends on wind speed, wave, current and atmospheric stability, has been parameterized by wind speed solely due to the lack of observational data. Its results are so greatly uncertain that is difficult to evaluate the influence of sea spray on airsea interaction. It is pointed out that more observations, especially at high wind speed, are needed, and the other factors except for wind speed should be taken into account in the parameterization of sea spray generation function. The estimation method of heat and momentum effects of sea spray on airsea interaction also needs to be modified further.

Key words: Sea spray generation function    Seawater droplet    Wind speed    Wave    Air-sea interaction
收稿日期: 2011-10-27 出版日期: 2012-06-10
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通讯作者: 赵栋梁(1964-),男,河北辛集人,教授,主要从事海—气边界层过程与海洋遥感研究.      E-mail:
作者简介: 赵栋梁(1964-),男,河北辛集人,教授,主要从事海—气边界层过程与海洋遥感研究.
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赵栋梁. 海洋飞沫及其对海—气相互作用影响的研究进展[J]. 地球科学进展, 2012, 27(6): 624-632.

Zhao Dongliang. Progress in Sea Spay and Its Effects on Air-Sea Interaction. Advances in Earth Science, 2012, 27(6): 624-632.


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