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Ocean Sci., 11, 121–138, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-121-2015

Special issue: Air-sea flux climatology; progress and future prospects (BG/ACP/OS...

Ocean Sci., 11, 121–138, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-121-2015

Research article 28 Jan 2015

Research article | 28 Jan 2015

Measuring air–sea gas-exchange velocities in a large-scale annular wind–wave tank

E. Mesarchaki et al.

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Our article presents successful gas exchange measurements obtained in a large-scale wind-wave tank. The adopted box model methodology, experimental produce and instrumentation are described in detail. For the first time, parallel measurements of total transfer velocities for 14 individual gases within a wide range of solubility have been achieved. Various wind speed conditions and the effect of surfactant layers have been investigated providing exciting results.