Air-Sea Interactions

Ocean–atmosphere interaction is a major theme in both atmospheric sciences and oceanography. CEOAS research includes investigations of air–sea interaction physics and dynamics and coastal-zone processes, analysis of remotely sensed ocean observations, analysis of tropical ocean–atmosphere interaction, and paleoclimatic observations and analyses.

CEOAS researchers investigate the dynamics of ocean–atmosphere interaction using numerical modeling, field observations, and theory, focusing on air–sea interaction dynamics and physics, tropical intraseasonal air–sea interaction and the regulation of tropical cyclones on intraseasonal time scales, the dynamics of coastal and high-latitude ocean–atmosphere boundary layers, climatically important properties of clouds over the ocean, and chemical and microphysical properties of marine clouds and aerosol.