Small and large scale air-sea interactions and coastal meteorology
Conveners: A. M. Sempreviva , S. Gualdi  | Co-Conveners: M. M. Miglietta , W. May 
Oral Programme
 / Fri, 16 Sep, 08:30–13:00  / Room Oxford
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 15 Sep, 16:00–17:00  / Poster Foyer (2nd Floor)

Air-sea interactions play a key role in the meteorological and climatic systems, affecting processes ranging from local, short-time scales to synoptic motions, and up to the larger scale flows that characterize low-frequency variability.

The purpose of this session is to bring together scientists interested in the processes controlling fluxes of momentum, energy, heat, moisture, sea spray, CO2 and other gases at the air-sea interface over the ocean, coastal zones, lakes and sea ice, as well as in exploring links for the development of mesoscale features, e.g. sea-breezes, cyclogenesis or climate variability.

The session will focus on the estimation of the air-sea fluxes using in-situ measurements, space-borne and ground based remote sensing techniques and their parameterizations in numerical models, investigating their effects on atmospheric dynamics and oceanic circulation, both integrating different observations and model simulations.

In this frame, we invite and encourage the submission of papers exploring aspects related to meso-scale atmospheric dynamics such as land-sea breeze and orographically induced flows and their interaction in coastal areas, coastal cloud systems and fronts, development of cyclones. We also welcome papers examining their effects on the coupled atmosphere-ocean circulation, or assessing the potential role of feedbacks between air-sea fluxes and the atmospheric and oceanic circulation for regional patterns of climate change.

Of particular interest are
- The effect of atmospheric and sea waves into the marine atmospheric boundary layer and the effect of sea spray on the exchange mechanisms and in the intensification of hurricanes and tropical cyclones and polar lows;