Bubble Clouds in Coastal Waters and Their Role in Air-Water Gas Exchange of CO 2

@inproceedings{Crosswell2015BubbleCI,
  title={Bubble Clouds in Coastal Waters and Their Role in Air-Water Gas Exchange of CO 2},
  author={Joseph R. Crosswell},
  year={2015}
}
Bubbles generated by breaking waves can drive significant gas exchange between the ocean and atmosphere, but the role of bubble-mediated gas transfer in estuaries is unknown. Here, backscatter data from 41 acoustic Doppler current profiler stations was analyzed to assess subsurface bubble distributions in nine estuaries along the U.S. East and Gulf Coast. Wind speed, wind direction, and current velocity were the dominant controls on bubble entrainment, but the relative importance of these… CONTINUE READING