- Sea surface microlayer
The sea surface microlayer is the 1000 micrometre-deep boundary layer of the
oceanwhere various physical, chemical and biological processes take place. The thickness however is usually stated with the sampling device used. There are three main devices: a glass plate; ceramic drum or roller; mesh screen each device sampling gradually thicker sections.
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