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The exchanges of energy, heat, momentum, and mass between the atmosphere and the ocean are important factors for weather, climate, and ocean circulation patterns.
These fluxes are controlled by small-scale turbulent processes within the coupled oceanic and atmospheric boundary layers. The Air Sea Fluxes Group at the Institute of Coastal Ocean Dynamics strives to understand wave-related physical mechanisms that influence these air-sea fluxes.
For this, we develop and deploy novel imaging measurement techniques within the first meters above and below the highly dynamic, wavy sea surface.