The primary instrumentation that deals with the problems of parameterizing the physical exchange of gases and aerosol at the air-sea interface has been described while some additional details of measurement systems and techniques have been provided. The measurement systems being discussed include the autoflux, wave measurements, aerosol measurements, bubble measurements, DMS measurements and surface film measurements. The autoflux is an autonomous system for making continuous direct measurements of air-sea fluxes while also support the mean meteorological parameters. As for wave measurements, the shipborne wave recorders (SBWRs) were the ones being used as it consist of two pairs of accelerometers and pressure sensors. Meanwhile, the compact lightweight aerosol spectrometer probe (CLASP) was used for the aerosol flux measurement which was specifically designed for the direct use in eddy covariance flux measurements of marine aerosol.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atmospheric Science