Global estimate of DMS (DiMethyl Sulfide) fluxes to the atmosphere

Range 16 to 39 Tg S/year
Organism Biosphere
Reference Simpson et al., "Inventorying emissions from nature in Europe" 1999 Journal of Geophysical Research 104 (D7): 8113–8152 doi:10.1029/98JD02747 p.8121 left column 5th paragraph
Primary Source Bates, T. S., B. K. Lamb, A. Guenther, J. Dignon, and R. E. Stoiber, Sulphur emissions to the atmosphere from natural sources J. Atmos. Chem., 14, 315-337, 1992. AND Andreae MO, Raemdonck H. Dimethyl sulfide in the surface ocean and the marine atmosphere: a global view. Science. 1983 Aug 19 221(4612):744-7.PubMed ID17829533
Comments Tg=teragram=10^12 grams. Current global estimates of DMS fluxes to the atmosphere vary from 16 Tg S yr- 1 [Bates et al., 1992] to 39 Tg S yr- 1 [Andreae and Raemdonck, 1983].
Entered by Uri M
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