Photolysis and the dimethylsulfide ( DMS ) summer paradox in the Sargasso Sea

@inproceedings{Toole2003PhotolysisAT,
  title={Photolysis and the dimethylsulfide ( DMS ) summer paradox in the Sargasso Sea},
  author={Dierdre A. Toole and David J Kieber and David A. Siegel and Norman B. Nelson},
  year={2003}
}
Apparent quantum yields and rates of dimethylsulfide (DMS) photolysis were determined from Sargasso Sea seawater with the goal of assessing the extent to which photoreactions affect the unusually elevated upper ocean concentrations of DMS during the summer, the so-called DMS summer paradox. Apparent quantum yields determined with monochromatic radiation decrease exponentially with increasing wavelength and indicate that DMS photolysis is driven by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The relative… CONTINUE READING