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Note on the CO2 air-sea gas exchange at high temperatures
Description: In this journal paper researchers point out a serious bug in the parameterization of air-sea gas exchange used in most model simulations. The temperature dependency of ocean-atmosphere gas transfer velocities is commonly estimated in terms of Schmidt numbers, i.e. the ratio of kinematic viscosity to diffusivity. A new fit for the Schmidt number dependency to seawater temperatures is presented. An idealized set of test simulation for the improved fit is provided. [Source: Ocean Modelling]
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Source: Ocean Modelling
Publish Date: 5/23/2011
Reading Level: Expert
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