Articles | Volume 23, issue 24
Research article
14 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 14 Dec 2023

The sensitivity of Southern Ocean atmospheric dimethyl sulfide (DMS) to modeled oceanic DMS concentrations and emissions

Yusuf A. Bhatti, Laura E. Revell, Alex J. Schuddeboom, Adrian J. McDonald, Alex T. Archibald, Jonny Williams, Abhijith U. Venugopal, Catherine Hardacre, and Erik Behrens


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-868', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Jun 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-868', Mingxi Yang, 26 Jul 2023
  • AC1: 'Authors' response to reviewers on egusphere-2023-868', Yusuf Bhatti, 28 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Yusuf Bhatti on behalf of the Authors (28 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Oct 2023) by Rebecca Garland
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Oct 2023)
RR by Mingxi Yang (23 Oct 2023)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Nov 2023) by Rebecca Garland
AR by Yusuf Bhatti on behalf of the Authors (11 Nov 2023)
EF by Svenja Lange (14 Nov 2023)  Manuscript   Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Supplement 
ED: Publish as is (20 Nov 2023) by Rebecca Garland
AR by Yusuf Bhatti on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Aerosols are a large source of uncertainty over the Southern Ocean. A dominant source of sulfate aerosol in this region is dimethyl sulfide (DMS), which is poorly simulated by climate models. We show the sensitivity of simulated atmospheric DMS to the choice of oceanic DMS data set and emission scheme. We show that oceanic DMS has twice the influence on atmospheric DMS than the emission scheme. Simulating DMS more accurately in climate models will help to constrain aerosol uncertainty.
Final-revised paper