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Title: Biogenic production of dimethyl sulfide: Krill grazing

Dimethyl sulfide (DMS), a dominant sulfur compound in sea water, is a possible precursor for cloud condensation nuclei in the atmosphere and may influence global climate. The primary source of DMS is phytoplankton, but the mechanisms remain uncertain, and concentrations of DMS in the ocean vary spatially and temporally. Laboratory studies suggest zooplankton grazing may be an important process leading to the formation of DMS in the ocean. This paper describes ocean studies which examine the suggestion that grazing by krill may be a significant source for DMS production in the antarctic coastal region. 11 refs., 2 figs.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6644810
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Antarctic Journal of the United States; (United States); Journal Volume: 28:5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ANTARCTICA; COASTAL REGIONS; CLIMATIC CHANGE; GLOBAL ASPECTS; PHYTOPLANKTON; DIMETHYL SULFIDE; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; SULFUR CYCLE; ZOOPLANKTON; GRAZING; ANTARCTIC REGIONS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; CHALCOGENIDES; CRYOSPHERE; FEEDING; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS; PLANKTON; PLANTS; POLAR REGIONS; SULFIDES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)