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Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory
Dr. Tomasz Petelski - head of the laboratory
Dr. Maria Chomka
Research subject: Air - Sea Interaction
The main research themes are:
Determining the source functions of the sea aerosol over the Baltic Sea.
Parametrization of turbulent heat exchange and mass transfer fluxes between
the sea and atmosphere in relation to the effect of the droplets on the
Calculations of aerosol fluxes in the breaker zone.
Finding the point source functions in relation to the meteorological conditions.
Special distribution of the aerosol emission sources and seasonal variation.
Influence of the pollutants of oil origin on forming of the sea aerosol
Selection and transfer of bacteria from the sea to atmosphere.
History of our Laboratory
Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory in Institute of Oceanology PAS has
existed since 1979. The Laboratory was set up by Prof. C. Garbalewski who
was the first person in the IO PAS to stress the importance of aerosol
in the mass transfer between the sea and atmosphere. In 1991 Dr. Tomasz
Petelski took over the responsibility for the Lab. after Prof. C. Garbalewski
had retived. The laboratory's activities focus on mathematical modelling
and the investigating the process of mass and energy transfer in the boundary
layer. the main research equipment used to determine the concentration
and the characteristic of sea-salt in the air consist of six-stage impactors
as well as state-of- the -art particle laser counter PMS. The staff participate
in the research cruises of the r/v Oceania on the Baltic and North Seas.
Another kind of the conducted research work are shore experiments. The
research method of investigating the aerosol in the coastal zone was developed
in the Lab. and was the grounds of launching the BAEX international research
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