Accession Number:

ADA224483

Title:

On the Near Surface Population of Oceanic Microbubbles

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

WEAPONS SYSTEMS RESEARCH LAB ADELAIDE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A recent semi-empirical model of near-surface bubble size distributions is compared with the measurements of Walsh and Mulhearn 1987, and is shown to provide a satisfactory description, for bubble radii greater than approximately 70 microns. A strength of the method is that it can relate whitecap coverage, which is readily observable, to bubble numbers, and the former is very likely to be a better parameter than wind-speed, the normally used variable, for estimating bubble numbers. edc

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE