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Preface. 1. Historical Perspective; G.L. Geernaert. 2. Theory of air-sea momentum, heat and gas fluxes; G.L. Geernaert. 3. The leading edge of turbulence instrumentation; S. Oncley. 4. Dynamical coupling of surface waves with the atmosphere; V.K. Makin, V.N. Kudryavtsev. 5. Effect of surface gravity waves on near-surface atmospheric turbulence; T. Hara, et al. 6. The budget of turbulence kinetic energy in the marine atmospheric surface layer; J.M. Wilczak, et al. 7. The marine atmospheric boundary layer during swell, according to recent studies in the Baltic Sea; A. Smedman, et al. 8. Flux measurements at the Noordwijk Platform; W. Oost. 9. Exchange measurements above the air-sea interface using an aircraft; C.A. Vogel, T.L. Crawford. 10. The coastal zone; L. Mahrt. 11. Footprints of atmospheric phenomena in synthetic aperture radar images of the ocean surface: a review; P.D. Mourad. 12. The droplets produced by individual bubbles bursting on a sea water surface; D.E. Spiel. 13. Sea spray production and influence on air-sea heat and moisture fluxes over the open ocean; E.L. Andreas, J. Decosmo. 14. Modelling the interaction between the atmospheric boundary layer and evaporating sea spray droplets; J. Kepert, et al. 15. Physical and chemical processes governing fluxes and flux divergence of gaseous ammonia and nitric acid in the marine atmospheric boundary layer; L.L. Sorensen. 16. Engineering spectra over water; J. Mann. 17. Identifying coherent structures in the marine atmospheric boundary layer;H. Shirer, et al. 18. Turbulent fluxes and coherent structures in marine boundary layers: investigations by large-eddy simulation; J.C. McWilliams, P.P. Sullivan. 19. Doppler sonar observations of Langmuir circulation; J.A. Smith. 20. Future directions; G.L. Geernaert. Index.

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The first book to introduce a multi-disciplinary approach to our understanding of air-sea interaction


`I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all students and researchers of air-sea interaction. It is an up-to-date, honest evaluation of the status of the field at the end of the 1990s. ...it was a joy for me to read because of the many intelligent discussions and innovative explanations of complex phenomena. It is also a great foundation for new work... It should also be helpful for researchers evaluating remote sensing techniques to infer physical and dynamical phenomena.'
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 82:5 (2001)

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