Marine Surface Films

Chemical Characteristics, Influence on Air-Sea Interactions and Remote Sensing

  • Martin Gade
  • Heinrich Hühnerfuss
  • Gerald M. Korenowski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. General Section

  3. Chemical Characteristics of Sea Slicks and Oil Spills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Heinrich Hühnerfuss, Frank Hoffmann, Johannes Simon-Kutscher, Werner Alpers, Martin Gade
      Pages 37-44
    3. Nelson M. Frew, Robert K. Nelson, Carl G. Johnson
      Pages 45-56
    4. Nelson M. Frew, Robert K. Nelson, Carl G. Johnson
      Pages 57-64
    5. Kristian B. Dysthe
      Pages 65-74
  4. Chemical Characteristics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Boris A. Noskov, Giuseppe Loglio
      Pages 105-112
    3. Stanislav A. Ermakov, Sergei V. Kijashko
      Pages 113-128
    4. Stanislav A. Ermakov, Irina A. Sergievskaya, Emma M. Zuikova, Vladimir Yu. Goldblat, Yury B. Shchegolkov
      Pages 129-143
    5. Gerald M. Korenowski, Elizabeth A. van Wagenen, Amir Hirsa
      Pages 157-164
    6. Gerald M. Korenowski, John R. Saylor, Elizabeth A. van Wagenen, Joseph S. Kelley, Mark E. Anderson, Elizabeth J. Edwards
      Pages 165-173
  5. Modelling and Air-Sea Interactions

  6. Remote Sensing Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Oliver Zielinski, Theo Hengstermann, Nils Robbe
      Pages 255-271
    3. Guido Ferraro, Dario Tarchi, Joaquim Fortuny, Alois Sieber
      Pages 273-288
    4. Christine P Gommenginger, Simon R Boxall
      Pages 289-298
    5. Konstantin Litovchenko, Andrei Ivanov
      Pages 299-313
    6. Leonid Mitnik, Kun-Shan Chen, Chih-Tien Wang
      Pages 315-336
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 337-341

About this book


Since the late 1960s, various groups have investigated the influence of marine surface films on mechanisms dominating energy and mass transfer across the ocean/atmosphere interface. However, a compendium summarizing the state-of-the-art research in this field is still missing. The book fills this gap and transfers the accumulated knowledge to the scientific community. After a brief historical chapter basic chemical insights are presented, followed by theoretical and experimental approaches carried out in laboratory facilities. Air-sea interaction experiments are then described and finally, remote sensing applications with sea slicks and crude oil spills are presented.


Ocean Surface films marine morphology pollution remote sensing sea slicks wave damping

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Gade
    • 1
  • Heinrich Hühnerfuss
    • 2
  • Gerald M. Korenowski
    • 3
  1. 1.Zentrum für Meeres- und Klimaforschung Institut für MeereskundeUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Instiut für Organische ChemieUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry & Chemical BiologyRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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