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This paper investigates the effect of the marine food web on cycling of dissolved dimethylsulfide (DMS) in surface waters during a phytoplankton bloom episode. A nitrogen based flow network simulation model was used to analyse the relative importance of the various biological and chemical processes involved. The model predictions suggest that the concentration of DMS in marine surface waters is governed by bacterial metabolism. Comparisons of the model predictions were made with tank algal bloom experiments.

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Authors: GABRIC A, Griffith University, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Queensland (AU);MURRAY N, JRC Ispra (IT);KOHL M, JRC Ispra (IT);STONE L, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Life Sciences (IL)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 98 (1993) No. C12, pp. 22805-22816
Record Number: 199411154 / Last updated on: 1994-11-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en