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The Journal “Fundamentalnaya i Prilkadnaya Gidrofizika” (ISSN 2073-6673) published in Russia is devoted to the problems of Fundamental and Applied Hydrophysics. The Editorial Board of the Journal accepts for publication research articles, reports and reviews describing the current state of the principal research aspects of hydrophysics.

The Journal “Fundamentalnaya i Prilkadnaya Gidrofizika” is published under the guidance of the ‎Department of the Earth Sciences of RAS since 2008, issued 4 times a year.‎

The Journal is included in the list of Higher ‎Attestation Commission (HAC) of the Russian Federation, indexed in the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) and Scopus.

The papers can be submitted in Russian or English. The publication for authors is free of charge including color figures. All published articles are OPEN ACCESS on the journal’s website http://hydrophysics.info .‎

Dear Colleagues!

The Editors of the journal are planning to publish the Special Issue “Air-Sea Interaction” (Issue 1, 2022). The issue is devoted to the memory of Sergey Zilitinkevich who made a significant contribution to studying this matter. We invite authors to take part in this Special Issue with data on new research in the following areas:

    – Physical processes in the atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers;
    – Turbulence and the role of mesoscale processes;
    – Wind waves;
    – Air-Sea interaction in coastal zones and polar regions;
    – Air-Sea interaction remote sensing;
    – Gas exchange and transport of aerosols at the ocean-atmosphere interface;
    – Large-scale air-sea interaction.

The deadline for submission of manuscripts is September 1, 2021.
Guide for Authors

Scientific Editors of the issue:
Dr., Prof. IRINA REPINA
(A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
E-Mail: repina@ifaran.ru
Dr., Prof. DMITRY CHALIKOV
(St.Petersburg Branch of Shirshov Institute of Оceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences)
E-Mail: dmitry-chalikov@yandex.ru

The problem of the air-sea interaction studying is one of the central problems in geophysics. At present, it is obvious that without taking into account the real characteristics of the air-sea interaction, it is impossible to successfully develop models of atmospheric circulation and the methods of long-term and extra-urgent forecast of weather and climate. Therefore, the study of the interaction of the hydrosphere and the atmosphere is crucial for understanding the nature of the processes occurring on our planet, and further development of hydrology, meteorology and oceanology. The interaction of the ocean with the atmosphere is based on the exchange of energy and matter. This exchange is complicated by transformations of forms of energy, changes in the phase state and physicochemical structure of substances passing from one environment to another. Together, these processes determine the complex variability of the dynamic and physicochemical state of the atmosphere and the ocean, which has a wide range of manifestations. Therefore, at the present time, it is increasingly becoming necessary to determine rigorous quantitative criteria for this variability. From this point of view, the atmosphere and the ocean are considered as a single thermodynamic system. Interaction processes occur simultaneously, at various levels and over the wide range of space-time scales. Besides, multi-scale processes interact with each other. Insufficient knowledge on the structure of the near-surface layer of the atmosphere and the exchange of momentum, heat and moisture with an undulating water surface under varying atmospheric stratification is currently one of the main obstacles for correct functioning of operational, global and regional weather forecast models and expert models of climate and its changes. The development of methods for forecasting wind waves in the seas and oceans is closely related to the level of development of theoretical and experimental studies of the processes of generation, development, propagation and attenuation of waves. The modern statistical theory of sea waves imposes certain requirements on the ratio of the characteristic scales of the interaction of waves with the wind (pumping and dissipation) and interactions between waves (nonlinear transfer). There are also a number of unsolved problems in the problem of large-scale interaction between the atmosphere and the ocean. These include the unclear role of the ocean in the formation of the inter-seasonal and interannual variability of atmospheric circulation in mid-latitudes; insufficient knowledge of the combined vibrational modes of the atmosphere and the ocean on ten-day time scales, etc. The special issue of the journal plans to highlight these and many other problems of interaction between the atmosphere and the ocean and provide an overview of modern research related to this topic.

The Editors of the Journal