Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Research article
27 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 27 Sep 2018

DMS oxidation and sulfur aerosol formation in the marine troposphere: a focus on reactive halogen and multiphase chemistry

Qianjie Chen, Tomás Sherwen, Mathew Evans, and Becky Alexander


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AR by Qianjie Chen on behalf of the Authors (01 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Aug 2018) by Jianzhong Ma
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Aug 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Aug 2018) by Jianzhong Ma
AR by Qianjie Chen on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Sep 2018) by Jianzhong Ma
Short summary
Uncertainty in the natural tropospheric sulfur cycle represents the largest source of uncertainty in radiative forcing estimates of sulfate aerosol. This study investigates the natural sulfur cycle in the marine troposphere using the GEOS-Chem model. We found that BrO is important for DMS oxidation and multiphase chemistry is important for MSA production and loss, which have implications for the yield of SO2 and MSA from DMS oxidation and the radiative effect of DMS-derived sulfate aerosol.
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