Accession Number : AD0713142

Title :   SURFACE CHEMISTRY STUDIES ON THE BAY OF PANAMA.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bultman,J. D. ; Garrett,W. D. ; Jarvis,N. L. ; Romans,J. B.

Report Date : JUN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A field trip was made to the Bay of Panama during the week of April 8 through April 12, 1963. The purpose of the trip was to carry out experiments dealing ultimately with the surface chemistry of the sea. Surface and subsurface water samples were collected to determine the nature of the adsorbed films that occur on the sea and to learn more of their origin. Experiments were also carried out to determine the rate of adsorption of surface active material at the sea/air interface, and to determine force-area curves for the stable film forming constituents. Efforts were also made to measure in a given small area the percent coverage of the sea by surface active material. In addition, measurements were made of the film pressure of slick covered areas, and an attempt was made to correlate these measurements with the changes in surface potential. Each experiment is discussed briefly in this report with appropriate conclusions and recommendations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, *SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES), (*MONOMOLECULAR FILMS, *OCEANS), INTERFACES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE