Chemical Mapping of the Marine Microlayer: A System for Measurement of Spatial and Temporal Variations in Composition
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INST MA DEPT OF MARINE CHEMISTRY AND GEOCHEMISTRY
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy