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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. P.v. Réun. Cons. int. Explor. Mer. 171: 120-124
In: Rapport et Procès-verbaux des Réunions, Conseil international pour L'Exploration de la Mer. ICES, 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. Rapp. P.-v. Réun. Cons. int. Explor. 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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