From Glossary of Meteorology
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(Also called gas exchange.) The movement of gas species from the air into the water column, or vice versa.
Physical mechanisms by which this can occur include molecular diffusion, turbulent diffusion and eddy motion in both the air and the water column, the evaporation of spray, and the dissolution of air bubbles in water.