Measurement of the Sea Spray Droplet Size Distributions at High Winds
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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Improved understanding of fundamental processes of turbulence and sea-spray interactions under very strong wind conditions. This project will develop cloud droplet probes and phase-Doppler anemometry for measuring size-segregated droplet concentrations at high wind speeds in the ABL. The data will be used for investigating droplet dynamics in the marine atmospheric boundary layer, characterizing the droplet surface flux source function, and determining the effect spray drops have on air-water surface exchange processes. A physically-based parameterization of droplet production in terms of windwave variables will be developed.