Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces

  • Wilfried Brutsaert
  • Gerhard H. Jirka

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Physico-Chemical Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Donald Mackay, Wan Ying Shiu
      Pages 3-16
    3. R. E. Rathbun, D. Y. Tai
      Pages 27-34
    4. M. J. Matteson, W. W. Flack, Y. R. Woo
      Pages 47-56
    5. David O. Seaward, Burton A. Segall, Charles R. Ott, Alfred A. Donatelli
      Pages 57-64
  3. Turbulence Near Gas-Liquid Interfaces

  4. Interfacial Motions and Instabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. S. A. Kitaigorodskii, M. A. Donelan
      Pages 147-170
    3. G. Caulliez, A. Ramamonjiarisoa
      Pages 171-180
    4. L. F. Bliven, N. E. Huang, S. R. Long
      Pages 181-190
    5. Ming-Yang Su, Albert W. Green, Mark T. Bergin
      Pages 211-219
    6. Y.-H. L. Hsu, P. A. Hwang, Jin Wu
      Pages 221-227
    7. N. H. Thomas, T. R. Auton, K. Sene, J. C. R. Hunt
      Pages 255-268
  5. Conceptual Models and Parameterizations of Gas Transfer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. T. G. Theofanous
      Pages 271-281
    3. Donald J. O’Connor
      Pages 321-331
    4. E. J. Plate, R. Friedrich
      Pages 333-346
    5. Shaw L. Yu, John M. Hamrick, Drun-sun Lee
      Pages 357-367
  6. Field and Laboratory Experimental Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Edward R. Holley, Nobuhiro Yotsukura
      Pages 381-401
    3. Jeffrey S. Hovis, James J. McKeown, Daniel Krause Jr., Bruce B. Benson
      Pages 403-411
    4. B. Jähne, K. H. Fischer, J. Ilmberger, P. Libner, W. Weiss, D. Imboden et al.
      Pages 459-466
  7. Climate and Oceanographic Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477

About this book


The transfer across the surface of environmental waters is of interest as an important phase in the geophysical and natural biochemical cycles of numer­ ous substances; indeed it governs the transition, one way or the other, be­ tween the dissolved state in the water and the gaseous state in the atmo­ sphere. Especially with increasing population and industrialization, gas transfer at water surfaces has become a critical factor in the understanding of the various pathways of wastes in the environment and of their engineering management. This interfacial mass transfer is, by its very nature, highly complex. The air and the water are usually in turbulent motion, and the interface be­ tween them is irregular, and disturbed by waves, sometimes accompanied by breaking, spray and bubble formation. Thus the transfer involves a wide variety of physical phenomena occurring over a wide range of scales. As a consequence, scientists and engineers from diverse disciplines and problem areas, have approached the problem, often with greatly differing analytical and experimental techniques and methodologies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wilfried Brutsaert
    • 1
  • Gerhard H. Jirka
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8393-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1660-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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