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HIGH WIND SPEED REGIME

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Part of the Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library book series (ATSL, volume 31)

Abstract

Breaking waves intermittently disrupt the air-sea interface. With increasing wind speed, the sharp interface between the air and water disappears for longer intervals (Figure 6-1). Under extreme conditions of very high wind speeds, the concept of the air-sea interface becomes problematic: A two-phase environment with gradual transition from bubblefilled water to spray-filled air is formed.

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Wind Speed High Wind Speed Small Bubble Marine Boundary Layer Marine Aerosol 
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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oceanographic CenterNOVA Southeastern UniversityDania BeachU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of OceanographyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluU.S.A.

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