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Sea spray aerosol and wave energy dissipation in the surf zone
Author(s): M. J. Francius; J. Piazolla; P. Forget; O. Le Calve; J. Kusmierczyk-Michulec
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Paper Abstract

Results from a quantitative model for the prediction of the sea-salt mass flux produced in the surf zone are presented in this paper. The model relates the surf zone sea salt mass flux to the amount of wave energy dissipated in the surf zone. In order to apply this aerosol emission model, a wave numerical model is required to obtain estimates for the total wave energy dissipated in the surf zone, as well as for the width of the surf zone. In the present work, we show using different wave models that the aerosol emission model is not sensitive to the details of the formulation of the wave model, provided a clear definition for the width of surf zone is adopted and the calibration of the numerical models is properly done.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2007
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6708, Atmospheric Optics: Models, Measurements, and Target-in-the-Loop Propagation, 67080N (25 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.734261
Show Author Affiliations
M. J. Francius, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
J. Piazolla, Southern Univ. of Toulon-Var (France)
P. Forget, Southern Univ. of Toulon-Var (France)
O. Le Calve, Southern Univ. of Toulon-Var (France)
J. Kusmierczyk-Michulec, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6708:
Atmospheric Optics: Models, Measurements, and Target-in-the-Loop Propagation
Stephen M. Hammel; Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Michael T. Valley; Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Editor(s)

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