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1 February 2005 Surface Films: Areas of Water Bodies That Are Often Overlooked
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Material accumulates at the water–air interface of all natural water bodies to form a surface film. The interface is a dynamic environment, so surface films are altered by water movements, solar radiation, and biological processes. These films consist of a complex of organic matter and microorganisms, some of which are harmful. Researchers have often overlooked surface films when studying water bodies, and their importance is only now being recognized.

Roger S. Wotton and TERENCE M. PRESTON "Surface Films: Areas of Water Bodies That Are Often Overlooked," BioScience 55(2), 137-145, (1 February 2005). https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2005)055[0137:SFAOWB]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 February 2005
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