Biological removal of dimethyl sulphide from sea water

  title={Biological removal of dimethyl sulphide from sea water},
  author={Ronald P. Kiene and Timothy S. Bates},
DIMETHYL sulphide (DMS) is an important sulphur-containing trace gas in the atmosphere. It is present in oceanic surface waters at concentrations sufficient to sustain a considerable net flux of DMS from the oceans to the atmosphere, estimated to comprise nearly half of the global biogenic input of sulphur to the atmosphere1. DMS emitted from the oceans may be a precursor of tropospheric aerosols and of cloud condensation nuclei in the remote marine atmosphere, thereby affecting the Earth's… CONTINUE READING