Planktonic dimethylsulfide and cloud albedo: An estimate of the feedback response

  title={Planktonic dimethylsulfide and cloud albedo: An estimate of the feedback response},
  author={Jonathan A. Foley and Karl E. Taylor and Steven J. Ghan},
  journal={Climatic Change},
Partial control of climate by the biosphere may be possible through a chain of processes that ultimately links marine plankton production of dimethylsulfide (DMS) with changes in cloud albedo (Charlson et al., 1987). Changes in cloud optical properties can have profound impacts on atmospheric radiation transfer and, hence, the surface environment. In this study, we have developed a simple model that incorporates empirically based parameterizations to account for the biological control of cloud… Expand
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