Comparison of bubble plume data with foam measurements, gas flux data and aerosol measurements
We will present data relating the structure and statistics of bubble plumes to parameters such as sea state, gas flux, and aerosol production. In order to understand the effect of sea state on bubble plume structure, interpretation of plume depth variation in short wind waves and in swells (long waves) is needed. Other statistical correlations will involve the way whitecap size varies with bubble plume depth. Thus, looking at the behavior of plumes underneath whitecaps will allow us to understand the relationship between aerosol production and subsurface bubbles. We will present several ways of approaching this process. Our analysis will enable us to quantify how fluxes of gases and particles are influenced by the subsurface bubble plume structure.