Articles | Volume 21, issue 13
Research article
06 Jul 2021
Research article |  | 06 Jul 2021

Air–sea exchange of acetone, acetaldehyde, DMS and isoprene at a UK coastal site

Daniel P. Phillips, Frances E. Hopkins, Thomas G. Bell, Peter S. Liss, Philip D. Nightingale, Claire E. Reeves, Charel Wohl, and Mingxi Yang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-108', Anonymous Referee #1, 31 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-108', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Apr 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-108', Daniel Phillips, 21 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Daniel Phillips on behalf of the Authors (21 May 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Jun 2021) by Neil Harris
AR by Daniel Phillips on behalf of the Authors (07 Jun 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We present the first measurements of the rate of transfer (flux) of three gases between the atmosphere and the ocean, using a direct flux measurement technique, at a coastal site. We show greater atmospheric loss of acetone and acetaldehyde into the ocean than estimated by global models for the open water; importantly, the acetaldehyde transfer direction is opposite to the model estimates. Measured dimethylsulfide fluxes agreed with a recent model. Isoprene fluxes were too weak to be measured.
Final-revised paper