The case against climate regulation via oceanic phytoplankton sulphur emissions

  title={The case against climate regulation via oceanic phytoplankton sulphur emissions},
  author={Patricia K. Quinn and Timothy S. Bates},
More than twenty years ago, a biological regulation of climate was proposed whereby emissions of dimethyl sulphide from oceanic phytoplankton resulted in the formation of aerosol particles that acted as cloud condensation nuclei in the marine boundary layer. In this hypothesis—referred to as CLAW—the increase in cloud condensation nuclei led to an increase in cloud albedo with the resulting changes in temperature and radiation initiating a climate feedback altering dimethyl sulphide emissions… CONTINUE READING
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