It is amazing that English-speaking scientists and seamen have muddled along without a noun for the all-important interface between atmosphere and ocean, sometimes designated with the phrase "air-sea interface," more often with the vague phrase "sea surface." For clarity and economy of expression, a single word is needed for this floor of the atmosphere and ceiling of the ocean....
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