Sea-to-Air Transport of Surface Active Material

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Science  16 Oct 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3642, pp. 396-397
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3642.396


Fine platinum wires were used to collect airborne particulate matter along the shore in Hawaii. This matter was examined for surface active material and for sea salt. Droplets that rise from the sea in the surf zone appear to carry a highly compressed surface active film.