Dimethyl Sulphide (DMS) and its Oxidation to Sulphur Dioxide Downwind of an Ocean Iron Fertilization Study, SERIES: A Model for DMS Flux
Aerosol formation in the remote marine atmosphere and its effect on climate has been an area of intense study as a negative feedback to warmer surface oceans. Fine aerosols form cloud condensation nucleii (CCN) and scatter incident radiation back to space. Charlson et al., 1987 proposed that dimethylsulphide (DMS), a gas released from the ocean during turnover of microalgae populations in the ocean’s surface, and its oxidation products including sulphur dioxide (SO2) were crucial pieces to understanding the global climate puzzle.
KeywordsAerosol Sulphate Boundary Layer Height High Volume Sampler Seawater Sulphate Dimethyl Sulphide
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