We would like to let you know that a SOLAS workshop on 'Frontiers in ocean-atmosphere exchange: Air sea interface and fluxes of mass and energy' will take place on 15-19 May 2017 at the Institut d'Études Scientifiques de Cargèse in Corsica, France. Due to the limited capacity of the venue, the workshop can accommodate a maximum of 50 people. Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2017.
Ocean-atmosphere fluxes of momentum, heat, freshwater, gases and aerosols play a critical role in the regulation of climate. The problem of adequately describing air-sea fluxes is complex, and simplistic parameterizations are not sufficient to represent the fluxes in models. Uncertainties in air-sea exchanges constrain our ability to understand and model our changing climate. It is therefore necessary to come to a mechanistic understanding of the processes affecting exchange of mass and energy across the air-sea interface from nano-to-global scales.
This workshop will address the issues surrounding air-sea fluxes of mass and energy. Topics covered will be:
- Developments in air-sea flux observations.
- Translating upper ocean turbulence observations into parameterisations and models.
- The role of waves in modifying air-sea fluxes.
- The sea surface microlayer and its effect on air-sea exchange processes
A detailed programme will be developed based on the abstracts we receive.
This workshop falls within the scope of the SOLAS-Science Core Theme 2. Further support is given by European Space Agency (ESA) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).
Abstract submission and registration
Please use the online form to submit your details and an abstract for presentation in the poster sessions (see Programme).
Brian Ward and Anneke ten Doeschate, (NUIG, Ireland),
Emilie Breviere, Anja Engel and Christa Marandino (GEOMAR, Germany)
For more information about the Scientific Organizing Committee, list of confirmed speakers and workshop logistics please see the workshop website: http://airsea.nuigalway.ie/cargese/workshop