Accession Number:

ADA629675

Title:

Chemical Mapping of the Marine Microlayer: A System for Measurement of Spatial and Temporal Variations in Composition

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INST MA DEPT OF MARINE CHEMISTRY AND GEOCHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-09-29

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The viscoelastic behavior of the air-sea interface, a key parameter affecting air-sea exchange of mass, momentum and heat, is strongly dependent on naturally-occurring adsorbed surfactant materials Frew, 1997 Frew et al. , 2002. The long-term goals of this work are to understand the relationship between the composition of surface-active organic matter in the marine microlayer and the viscoelasticity of the sea surface and to delineate the role of microlayer films in modulating roughness and near-surface turbulence.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE