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Abstract

Dimethylsulphide (DMS) emitted by marine phytoplankton is the second most important source of atmospheric sulphur, after anthropogenic SO(2). In the atmosphere, DMS is transformed into condensable acidic sulphur products and, through gas-to-particle conversion, it becomes the most important natural source of atmospheric sulphate aerosols. This book presents an update on the marine DMS cycle with special regard to its climatic impact. The 41 papers presented are divided into 5 sections: (i) DMS production by marine phytoplankton; (ii) field measurements; (iii) atmospheric chemistry; (iv) gas-to-particle conversion and CCN production; (v) modelling and climatic implications.

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Authors: RESTELLI G, JRC Ispra (IT);ANGELETTI G (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14796 EN (1993) 399 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-2490-0
Record Number: 199311424 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en