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Previous work has suggested that marine emissions of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) could impact the Arctic climate through interactions with clouds. We made the first high-time-resolution measurements of summertime atmospheric DMS in the Canadian Arctic, and performed source sensitivity simulations. We found that regional marine sources dominated, but do not appear to be sufficient to explain our observations. Understanding DMS sources in the Arctic is necessary to model future climate in the region.
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Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6665–6680, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6665-2016

Special issue: NETCARE (Network on Aerosols and Climate: Addressing Key Uncertainties...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6665–6680, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6665-2016

Research article 02 Jun 2016

Research article | 02 Jun 2016

Dimethyl sulfide in the summertime Arctic atmosphere: measurements and source sensitivity simulations

Emma L. Mungall et al.

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Previous work has suggested that marine emissions of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) could impact the Arctic climate through interactions with clouds. We made the first high-time-resolution measurements of summertime atmospheric DMS in the Canadian Arctic, and performed source sensitivity simulations. We found that regional marine sources dominated, but do not appear to be sufficient to explain our observations. Understanding DMS sources in the Arctic is necessary to model future climate in the region.
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