The Sea Surface and Global Change

The Sea Surface and Global Change

The sea-surface microlayer has often been defined as the top 1 to 1000 micrometers of the ocean surface. A considerable amount of new research over the past ten years has led to increased understanding of this vitally important interface between the ocean and the atmosphere, and how it may interact with global change processes. This book offers the first comprehensive review of the surface microlayer in a decade. The authors address the potential global marine impacts at the air-sea interface due to large-scale atmospheric ozone depletion and industrial pollution. Environmental scientists and oceanographers at a graduate or research level who are interested in global change will welcome this authoritative reference work.


"The authors and editors have done an admirable job of fusing together many disparate aspects into a coherent whole...It is an excellent and lively book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. It provides the foundation for future work. That much is yet to be learned, and what the main issues are, is also well presented in this book. Any student or researcher concerned with the microlayer would benefit from the collection of reviews that this book represents." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

"This book is a definitive reference for the whole spectrum of surface microlayer processes and will broaden the insights of specialists." Rik Wanninkhof, Science

"...should be on the bookshelf of those seriously involved in global change research, especially those involved in bio-geochemical cycles." Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

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