519 pages, 11 b/w photos, 111 line illus, 21 tabs
The sea-surface microlayer has often been operationally defined as roughly the top 1000 micrometres of the ocean surface. Considerable new research over the past 10 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 physics, chemistry and biology of the surface microlayer in a decade. In addition to a review of these fundamental features, the authors address the potential global marine impacts at the air-sea interface of such phenomena as large-scale atmospheric ozone depletion, climate change and industrial pollution. Environmental scientists, oceanographers and atmospheric scientists interested in global change will welcome this authoritative reference work, at graduate or research level.
'! a valuable review of a specialised, but globally important field of work'. The Times Higher Education Supplement 'This is an excellent and well-written book.' Hermann Bange, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry 'This book is a welcome addition ! The Sea Surface and Global Change should be on the bookshelf of those seriously involved in global change research, especially those involved in bio-geochemical cycles. Robert Grossman, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
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