Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Research article
10 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 10 Jan 2017

Direct oceanic emissions unlikely to account for the missing source of atmospheric carbonyl sulfide

Sinikka T. Lennartz, Christa A. Marandino, Marc von Hobe, Pau Cortes, Birgit Quack, Rafel Simo, Dennis Booge, Andrea Pozzer, Tobias Steinhoff, Damian L. Arevalo-Martinez, Corinna Kloss, Astrid Bracher, Rüdiger Röttgers, Elliot Atlas, and Kirstin Krüger


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AR by Sinikka Lennartz on behalf of the Authors (22 Nov 2016)  Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Nov 2016) by Steven Brown
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Dec 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Dec 2016) by Steven Brown
AR by Sinikka Lennartz on behalf of the Authors (08 Dec 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
We present new sea surface and marine boundary layer measurements of carbonyl sulfide, the most abundant sulfur gas in the atmosphere, and calculate an oceanic emission estimate. Our results imply that oceanic emissions are very unlikely to account for the missing source in the atmospheric budget that is currently discussed for OCS.
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