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The ocean as a source and sink for atmospheric trace constituents. Final report of SCOR working group 72
(1989). The ocean as a source and sink for atmospheric trace constituents. Final report of SCOR working group 72. UNESCO Technical Papers in Marine Science = Documents techniques de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer, 56. UNESCO: Paris. 102 pp.
Part of: UNESCO Technical Papers in Marine Science = Documents techniques de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer. UNESCO: Paris. ISSN 0503-4299, more

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Keywords
    Atmosphere (earth); Oceans; Marine

Abstract
    A state-of-the-art review of chemical exchange between ocean and atmosphere is presented, including discussion of flux measurement techniques. The exchange of particulate matter, CO2, sulphur species, hydrocarbons and halogenated compounds, as well as the role of microbes and phytoplankton in the production of volatile species are discussed. The influence of atmospheric input of nutrients on ocean productivity and the role of photochemical processes in air/sea exchange is explored. Recommendations are made for future research in the field of air/sea exchange, with emphasis on the development of flux measurement techniques, the study of nutrient inputs to the sea, and the role of photochemical processes and biological activity.

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