Accession Number : ADA116571

Title :   Generation Rate of Marine Aerosols as Determined from a Boundary Layer Model.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Oct 81-30 Sep 82,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Fairall,C W ; Davidson,Kenneth L ; Schacher,G E

PDF Url : ADA116571

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The rate of generation of aerosols by bubbles bursting at the sea surface is not well known. Unfortunately, the rate is a very difficult parameter to measure. The rate can be inferred from a boundary layer model that includes determining evolutions of aerosol spectra from parameterizations of generation, transport, and removal processes. Using this technique, data from CEWCOM-78 have been analyzed to produce the aerosol surface flux volume spectrum from 0.8 to 15 micrometer radius at a wind speed of 9 m/sec. Using this flux spectrum and equilibrium aerosol spectra from JASIN, flux spectra are calculated for wind speeds from 6 to 18 m/sec. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Marine atmospheres, *Aerosols, *Boundary layer, *Mathematical models, Parameters, Flux(Rate), Spectra, Equilibrium(General), Bubbles, Ocean surface, Wind velocity

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE