Committee on Air-Sea Interaction


Mission and Goals

The mission of the committee is to promote the exchange and archiving of knowledge in air-sea interaction. A major means of fulfilling this mission is our sponsoring a biennial research conference on air-sea interaction at which meteorologists, oceanographers, and scientists in related fields participate.  A theme of that conference is to reduce disciplinary barriers that otherwise might restrict the flow of information among workers in different specialties  The conference and its record provide the primary venue for presentations related to air-sea interaction field programs, both of national and international scope.  In addition, the conference and its record provide the forum for presentations of new techniques and developments in laboratory and theoretical air-sea interaction research.

From the CASPER field campaign


The goals of the committee are to:

  • Facilitate organized dialogue on air-sea interaction research within the Society
  • Encourage and support the archiving within Society publications of results from air-sea interaction research
  • Collaborate with other committees of the Society and related national and international organizations to promote air-sea interaction research
  • Represent the Society, upon request of the Council, in matters relating to air-sea interaction
  • Nominate distinguished individuals to become Fellows and to receive awards of the Society


Aerial photograph of sea surface in Hurricane Cristobal (2014).
Photo credit: Heather Holbach