Air-Sea Interaction

Instruments and Methods

  • F. Dobson
  • L. Hasse
  • R. Davis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. F. Dobson, L. Hasse, R. Davis
      Pages 1-10
  3. Velocity

    1. N. E. Busch, O. Christensen, L. Kristensen, L. Lading, S. E. Larsen
      Pages 11-46
    2. L. Hasse, M. Dunckel
      Pages 47-63
    3. S. D. Smith
      Pages 65-80
    4. J. C. Kaimal
      Pages 81-96
    5. L. Hasse, D. Schriever
      Pages 97-104
    6. R. E. Davis, R. A. Weller
      Pages 141-153
    7. T. Gytre
      Pages 155-170
    8. R. Pinkel
      Pages 171-199
    9. W. A. Vachon
      Pages 201-218
    10. I. S. F. Jones
      Pages 219-229
  4. Air Pressure

    1. F. W. Dobson
      Pages 231-253
  5. Temperature

    1. E. L. Deacon
      Pages 255-267
    2. S. E. Larsen, J. Højstrup, C. H. Gibson
      Pages 269-292
  6. Oceanic Microstructure

    1. M. C. Gregg, A. N. Pederson
      Pages 319-348
    2. C. H. Gibson, T. K. Deaton
      Pages 349-368
    3. T. P. Barnett, R. L. Bernstein
      Pages 387-398
  7. Humidity/Gas Exchange

    1. M. Coantic, C. A. Friehe
      Pages 399-411
    2. D. R. Hay
      Pages 413-432
    3. E. P. Jones
      Pages 433-445
  8. The Sea Surface

    1. R. H. Stewart
      Pages 447-470
    2. W. D. Garrett, R. A. Duce
      Pages 471-490
  9. Radiation

    1. H. Hinzpeter
      Pages 491-507
    2. C. A. Paulson
      Pages 509-521
  10. Precipitation

    1. P. M. Austin, S. G. Geotis
      Pages 523-541
  11. The Atmospheric Boundary Layer

  12. Platforms

    1. B. R. Bean, C. B. Emmanuel
      Pages 571-587
    2. N. Thompson
      Pages 589-604
    3. J. Wucknitz
      Pages 605-626
    4. O. H. Shemdin, G. Tober
      Pages 627-644
    5. W. Blendermann
      Pages 645-679
    6. H. O. Berteaux
      Pages 681-699
    7. J. C. Van Leer
      Pages 701-724
    8. R. E. Lange
      Pages 725-738
    9. P. W. Nasmyth
      Pages 739-765
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 767-801

About this book


During the past decade, man's centuries-old interest in marine me­ teorology and oceanography has broadened. Ocean and atmosphere are now treated as coupled parts of one system; the resulting interest in air-sea interaction problems has led to a rapid growth in the sophistication of instruments and measurement techniques. This book has been designed as a reference text which describes, albng with the instruments themselves, the accumulated practical experi­ ence of experts engaged in field observations of air-sea interac­ tions. It is meant to supplement rather than replace manuals on standard routine observations or instnunentation handbooks. At the inception a textbook was planned, which would contain only well tested methods and instruments. It was quickly discovered that for the book to be useful many devices and techniques would have to be included which are still evolving rapidly. The reader is therefore cautioned to take nothing in these pages for granted. Certainly, every contributor is an expert, but while some are back­ ed up by generations of published work, others are pioneers. The choice of topics, of course, is debatable. The types of observa­ tions included are not exhaustive and topics such as marine aero­ sols and radio-tracers are omitted, as was the general subject of remote sensing, which was felt to be too broad and evol ving too rapidly. The guideline adopted in limiting size was maximum use­ fulness to 'a trained experimentalist new to the field'.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Dobson
    • 1
  • L. Hasse
    • 2
  • R. Davis
    • 3
  1. 1.Bedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthCanada
  2. 2.Meteorologisches InstitutUniversität HamburgHamburgGerman Federal Republic
  3. 3.Scripps Institution of OceanographyLa JollaUSA

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