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Effect of surface films on gas exchange across the air-sea interface
Liss, P.S. (1977). Effect of surface films on gas exchange across the air-sea interface. Rapp. et Proc.-Verb. Cons. Int. Explor. Mer 171: 120-124
In: Rapports et Procès-Verbaux des Réunions du Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer. Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer: Copenhagen. ISSN 0074-4336, more

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  • Liss, P.S. (1977). Effect of surface films on gas exchange across the air-sea interface, in: McIntyre, A.D. et al. (Ed.) (1977). Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the Marine Environment: Proceedings from ICES Workshop held in Aberdeen 9-12 September 1975. Rapports et Procès-Verbaux des Réunions du Conseil Permanent International pour l'Exploration de la Mer, 171: pp. 120-124, more

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Keywords
    Air-water interface; Gas transfer; Models; Petroleum; Surface films; Marine

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  • Liss, P.S.

Abstract
    By using a two-layer model of the air-sea interface, it is argued that the possible effect of surface films in modifying gas exchange across the interface should be much greater for gases whose transfer is controlled by processes in the gas phase (H2 O, SO2 , NO2 ), than for those whose exchange is under liquid phase control (N2 , O2 , CO2 and the inert gases). However, unless the film material is close packed into a coherent monolayer or consists of a thick multi-layer, significant transfer retardation is unlikely for gases of either type.

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