Articles | Volume 19, issue 20
Research article
27 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 27 Oct 2022

How biogenic polymers control surfactant dynamics in the surface microlayer: insights from a coastal Baltic Sea study

Theresa Barthelmeß and Anja Engel

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Biopolymer composition and surface activity in the surface waters in Eckernförde bay in summer 2018 Theresa Barthelmeß and Anja Engel

Short summary
Greenhouse gases released by human activity cause a global rise in mean temperatures. While scientists can predict how much of these gases accumulate in the atmosphere based on not only human-derived sources but also oceanic sinks, it is rather difficult to predict the major influence of coastal ecosystems. We provide a detailed study on the occurrence, composition, and controls of substances that suppress gas exchange. We thus help to determine what controls coastal greenhouse gas fluxes.
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