Bubble Size Measurements in Breaking Waves Using Optical Fiber Phase Detection Probes

  title={Bubble Size Measurements in Breaking Waves Using Optical Fiber Phase Detection Probes},
  author={Christopher E Blenkinsopp and John R. Chaplin},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering},
Knowledge of the two-phase flow generated by breaking waves is desirable if we are to fully understand their effect on environmental processes such as air-sea gas exchange and production of sea-salt aerosol. However, due to the difficulties in making measurements in the high void fraction bubble plumes generated immediately after breaking, little detailed information is available. This paper describes laboratory measurements of the size of bubbles entrained in the dense plumes generated by wave… CONTINUE READING


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