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Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions of Gases and Particles

  • State-of-the-art account of the exchange of matter between ocean and atmosphere

  • Coherent synthesis of the topic of matter exchange by leading international experts

  • Covers the implications of exchange to marine / atmospheric chemistry, climate and Earth-system science

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Springer Earth System Sciences (SPRINGEREARTH)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-li
  2. Short-Lived Trace Gases in the Surface Ocean and the Atmosphere

    • Peter S. Liss, Christa A. Marandino, Elizabeth E. Dahl, Detlev Helmig, Eric J. Hintsa, Claire Hughes et al.
    Pages 1-54Open Access
  3. Transfer Across the Air-Sea Interface

    • Christoph S. Garbe, Anna Rutgersson, Jacqueline Boutin, Gerrit de Leeuw, Bruno Delille, Christopher W. Fairall et al.
    Pages 55-112Open Access
  4. Air-Sea Interactions of Natural Long-Lived Greenhouse Gases (CO2, N2O, CH4) in a Changing Climate

    • Dorothee C. E. Bakker, Hermann W. Bange, Nicolas Gruber, Truls Johannessen, Rob C. Upstill-Goddard, Alberto V. Borges et al.
    Pages 113-169Open Access
  5. Ocean–Atmosphere Interactions of Particles

    • Gerrit de Leeuw, Cécile Guieu, Almuth Arneth, Nicolas Bellouin, Laurent Bopp, Philip W. Boyd et al.
    Pages 171-246Open Access
  6. Perspectives and Integration in SOLAS Science

    • Véronique C. Garçon, Thomas G. Bell, Douglas Wallace, Steve R. Arnold, Alex Baker, Dorothee C. E. Bakker et al.
    Pages 247-306Open Access
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 307-315

About this book

The oceans and atmosphere interact through various processes, including the transfer of momentum, heat, gases and particles. In this book leading international experts come together to provide a state-of-the-art account of these exchanges and their role in the Earth-system, with particular focus on gases and particles.  Chapters in the book cover: i) the ocean-atmosphere exchange of short-lived trace gases; ii) mechanisms and models of interfacial exchange (including transfer velocity parameterisations); iii) ocean-atmosphere exchange of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide; iv) ocean atmosphere exchange of particles and v) current and future data collection and synthesis efforts. The scope of the book extends to the biogeochemical responses to emitted / deposited material and interactions and feedbacks in the wider Earth-system context.  

This work constitutes a highly detailed synthesis and reference; of interest to higher-level university students (Masters, PhD) and researchers in ocean-atmosphere interactions and related fields (Earth-system science, marine / atmospheric biogeochemistry / climate).  Production of this book was supported and funded by the EU COST Action 735 and coordinated by the International SOLAS (Surface Ocean- Lower Atmosphere Study) project office.


  • Atmosphere ocean interaction
  • Biogeochemistry
  • COST 735
  • Chemical Exchanges
  • Trace gases
  • air-sea interface
  • marine and freshwater sciences

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

    Peter S. Liss, Martin T. Johnson

Bibliographic Information

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Softcover Book USD 59.99
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