air-water interaction

air-water interaction

Luft-Wasser-Wechselwirkung interacción aire-agua interaction air/eau

Definition

The physical processes at the air-water interface: momentum, heat and mass transfer across the air-water interface, mixing of surface water by wind stress and wave breaking, directional wave spectra and wave forces on offshore structures. The air-water interaction is measured by the turbulence and gas exchanges resulting from the mixing of the water column by wind.