International Journal of Remote Sensing
The sea surface microlayer (SML) is the upper 1 mm of the ocean, where Earth’s biogeochemical processes occur between the ocean and atmosphere. It is physicochemically distinct from the water below and highly variable in space and time due to changing physical conditions. Some microorganisms influence the composition of the SML by producing surfactants for biological functions that accumulate on the surface, decrease surface tension, and create slicks. Slicks can be visible to the eye and in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite imagery. This study focuses on surfactant-associated bacteria in the near-surface layer and their role in slick formation where oil is present.
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Georgia Parks, Cayla W. Dean, John Alexander Kluge, Alexander Soloviev, Mahmood S. Shivji, Aurelien Tartar, Kathryn L. Howe, Susanne Lehner, Egbert Schwarz, Hui Shen, William Perrie, and Paul Schuler. 2020. Analysis of surfactant-associated bacteria in the sea surface microlayer using deoxyribonucleic acid sequencing and synthetic aperture radar .International Journal of Remote Sensing , (10) : 3886 -3901. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facarticles/1118.
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