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AIR-WATER INTERFACE [1 record]

Record 1 2011-02-10

English

Subject field(s)
  • Ecology (General)
  • Physical Geography (General)
  • Atmospheric Physics
DEF

A surface regarded as the common boundary between air and water.

CONT

The interface between air and water exists not only as the boundary between two bulk phases (air/sea), but also as the boundary between dispersed and bulk phases (atmospheric droplet/air). Hence, the study of the thermodynamic properties of compounds at the air-water interface is of special relevance in atmospheric chemistry.

CONT

Transfer of heat, mass, and momentum across the air-water interface is a result of many physical, chemical, and biological factors that occur at the water surface.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Écologie (Généralités)
  • Géographie physique (Généralités)
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
DEF

Surface de séparation entre l'air et l'eau.

CONT

Le domaine planctonique mal délimité vers le bas où il s'imbrique avec le domaine benthique, et latéralement avec le domaine littoral, s'arrête brusquement à l'interface eau-air.

CONT

L'atmosphère interagit avec l'océan de multiples manières; il influence son contenu biologique et ses caractéristiques physico-chimiques; il provoque directement ou indirectement ses mouvements. Les échanges gazeux à l'interface air-eau de mer concernent aussi bien l'oxygène, le dioxyde de carbone que l'azote.

Spanish

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