Effects of Surf Zone Sea-Spray Particles on Aerosol Concentration in Coastal Area
An experimental campaign has been conducted in Nov. 2007 in Duck, NC. Several sets of probes were used in various conditions, in order to measure either the marine aerosol vertical gradient and the flux emitted by the surf zone or the horizontal transport offshore. It was possible to find a new equation for the surf zone aerosol flux depending on the Wave Energy Dissipation (WED). The aerosol transport was simulated for offshore wind condition and compared to experimental data measured aboard a boat travelling along the offshore wind vector.
KeywordsWave Breaking Aerosol Concentration Offshore Wind Surf Zone Marine Aerosol
- 1.Battjes JA, Janssen JPFM (1978) Energy loss and set-up due to breaking of random waves. In: Proceedings of the 16th international conference on coastal engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, pp 569–587Google Scholar
- 2.de Leeuw G, Neele FP, Hill M, Smith MH, Vignati E (2000) Production of sea spray in the surf zone. J Geophys Res 105:29,397–29,409Google Scholar
- 3.Longuet-Higgins MS, Stewart RW (1963) A note on wave set-up. J Mar Res 21:4–10Google Scholar