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ocean-air interface

Definition:
The sea and the atmosphere are fluids in contact with one another, but in different energy states - the liquid and the gaseous. The free surface boundary between them inhibits, but by no means totally prevents, exchange of mass and energy between the two. Almost all interchanges across this boundary occur most effectively when turbulent conditions prevail. A roughened sea surface, large differences in properties between the water and the air, or an unstable air column that facilitates the transport of air volumes from sea surface to high in the atmosphere. Both heat and water (vapor) tend to migrate across the boundary in the direction from sea to air. Heat is exchanged by three processes: radiation, conduction, and evaporation. The largest net exchange is through evaporation, the process of transferring water from sea to air by vaporization of the water. (Source: PARCOR)
broader terms
air-water interaction
Scope note:
scope note is not available
Groups:
ATMOSPHERE (air, climate)
Themes:
air
climate
natural dynamics
water
Other relations:
Has close match
UMTHES: Ozean-Luft-Schnittstelle
Arabic: نقطة التقاء ماء البحر بالهواء
Basque: itsaso-aire fasearte
Bulgarian: Взаимодействие океан-въздух
Catalan: interfície oceà-aire
Chinese: 海洋大气界面
Croatian: dodirna površina između oceana i atmosfere
Czech: rozhraní oceán-ovzduší
Danish: grænseflade mellem hav og luft
Dutch: grensvlak tussen het oceaanwater en de lucht
English (US): ocean-air interface
Estonian: ookeani ja õhu piirpind
Finnish: valtameren ja ilman kohtaamisalue
French: interface air mer
German: Ozean-Luft Schnitstelle
Greek: αλληλεπίδραση ωκεανού-ατμόσφαιρας
Hungarian: óceán-levegő határfelület
Irish: idirphlé an aigéin agus an aeir
Italian: interfaccia aria-mare
Latvian: okeāna virsmas un gaisa mijiedarbības aspekti
Lithuanian: vandenyno ir oro sąryšis
Maltese: interfaċċja arja-baħar
Norwegian: grenseflate mellom hav og luft
Polish: obszar wzajemnego oddziaływania powierzchni granicznych woda morska-powietrze
Portuguese: interface mar-ar
Romanian: interfaţa ocean-aer
Russian: граница между воздухом и поверхностью океана
Slovak: rozhranie oceán - ovzdušie
Slovenian: stik med oceani in ozračjem
Spanish: interfaz océano-aire
Swedish: gränsyta mella hav och luft
Turkish: hava-deniz ara yüzeyi
Ukrainian: Межа між повітрям і поверхнею океану
Concept URL: <http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/11635>