A Technique for Characterizing Surfactants on the Air–Sea Interface

Jin Wu Air–Sea Interaction Laboratory, College Of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware

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Yi Wei Air–Sea Interaction Laboratory, College Of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware

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Abstract

An optical-electronic technique has been developed for simultaneous, remote measurements of the surface tension and wave attenuation over the water surface. The technique has been fully tested in a laboratory tank, and tried in the field. Sample results of measurements are presented to illustrate that the technique is an effective method for studying the surfactants on the air–sea interface.

Abstract

An optical-electronic technique has been developed for simultaneous, remote measurements of the surface tension and wave attenuation over the water surface. The technique has been fully tested in a laboratory tank, and tried in the field. Sample results of measurements are presented to illustrate that the technique is an effective method for studying the surfactants on the air–sea interface.

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