Wind-Generated Waves in Air-Sea Interactions, from Turbulence to Climate (Invited Presentation)

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Monday, 5 January 2015: 2:15 PM
224A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Alexander V. Babanin, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

It is rapidly becoming clear that many large-scale geophysical processes are essentially coupled with the surface waves, and those include weather, tropical cyclones, climate and other phenomena in the atmosphere, at air/sea and sea/land interface, and many issues of the upper-ocean mixing below the surface. Besides, the wind-wave climate itself experiences large-scale trends and fluctuations, and can serve as an indicator for changes in the weather climate. In the paper, we will discuss wave influences at scales from oceanic turbulence to climate.