Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1973

DOI

10.1029/JC078i006p00962

Publication Title

Journal of Geophysical Research

Volume

78

Issue

6

Pages

962-968

Abstract

Recent data on ambient wave generated oceanic bubble spectra (Medwin, 1970) permit the calculation of the influence of bubble solution on air-sea gas exchange. Schulkin's formula is used to estimate the depth variation of bubbles, and a square law is used to estimate the increase of bubble volume with wind speed. Calculations indicate that bubble solution can be a very significant factor in gas exchange. Bubble solution enhances gas input and retards degassing of the water column. Preliminary data show a lag time of about 5 hours in the response of the water column to an atmospheric pressure change.

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Original Publication Citation

Atkinson, L. P. (1973). Effect of air bubble solution on air-sea gas exchange. Journal of Geophysical Research, 78(6), 962-968. doi:10.1029/JC078i006p00962

ORCID

Atkinson (0000-0003-2919-100X)

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