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Volume 13, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 13, 989–1007, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-989-2016
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Special issue: Biogeochemical processes, tropospheric chemistry and interactions...

Biogeosciences, 13, 989–1007, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-989-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 22 Feb 2016

Research article | 22 Feb 2016

The organic sea-surface microlayer in the upwelling region off the coast of Peru and potential implications for air–sea exchange processes

Anja Engel and Luisa Galgani
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The sea-surface microlayer (SML) is a very thin layer at the interface between the ocean and the atmosphere. Organic compounds in the SML may influence the exchange of gases between seawater and air, as well as primary aerosol emission. Here, we report results from the SOPRAN M91 cruise, a field study to the coastal upwelling regime off Peru's coast in 2012. Our study provides novel insight to the relationship between plankton productivity, wind speed and organic matter accumulation in the SML.
The sea-surface microlayer (SML) is a very thin layer at the interface between the ocean and the...
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