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The 8th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces

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Plymouth Marine Laboratory

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Bringing together the scientific community investigating theory and applications of Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces.

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The Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces (GTWS) meeting occurs every 5 years and brings together approximately 150 scientists from countries all over the world. This topic is globally-important - the most widely-known example of air-water gas transfer is the ocean’s uptake of ~30% of the atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from fossil fuel burning. The ocean’s absorption of carbon dioxide has slowed the impact of anthropogenic climate change, but is also causing ocean acidification and negatively impacting the marine ecosystem.

The next meeting will be held in Plymouth (UK) in May 2020 and will be part of the City’s wider celebration of 400 years since the first pilgrims left the UK to settle in the US.

The focus is on the physicochemical and biogeochemical processes that govern atmosphere-water gas exchange and fluxes, which include turbulence, shear, breaking waves, bubbles andnatural and anthropogenic surfactants. Biological and chemical processes within the microlayer can also impact on gas fluxes. Many of these mechanisms also govern the exchange of heat and momentum and thus the conference is attended by many in the community studying a wide range of processes that occur across gas-water boundaries or within the near-surface layers close to those boundaries. The scope of the conference covers all domains where atmosphere and water meet, which include but are not limited to, fresh water, estuarine, mountain, glacial, marine (coastal and open ocean) and polar regions.

Topics include: field observations, laboratory and numerical studies, near-surface processes, biological effects including surfactants, the micro-layer, remote sensing, global scale processes and many more.

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