A global database of sea surface dimethylsulfide (DMS) measurements and a procedure to predict sea surface DMS as a function of latitude, longitude, and month

Type Article
Date 1999-06
Language English
Author(s) Kettle Aj, Andreae Mo, Amouroux D, Andreae Tw, Bates Ts, Berresheim H, Bingemer H, Boniforti R, Curran Maj, Ditullio Gr, Helas G, Jones Gb, Keller Md, Kiene Rp, Leck C, Levasseur Marie, Malin G, Maspero M, Matrai P, McTaggart Ar, Mihalopoulos N, Nguyen Bc, Novo A, Putaud Jp, Rapsomanikis S, Roberts G, Schebeske G, Sharma S, Simo R, Staubes R, Turner S, Uher G
Affiliation(s) Max Planck Inst Chem, Biogeochem Dept, D-55020 Mainz, Germany.
Univ Pau & Pays Adour, CNRS, Lab Chim Analyt Bioinorgan & Environm, F-64053 Pau 9, France.
NOAA, Pacific Marine Environm Lab, Seattle, WA 98115 USA.
MOHp, DWD, D-82383 Hohenpeisenberg, Germany.
Univ Frankfurt, D-60325 Frankfurt, Germany.
ENEA, Ctr Ric Ambiente Marino, I-19100 La Spezia, Italy.
Univ Tasmania, Antarct CRC & Australian Antarct Div, Hobart, Tas 7001, Australia.
Univ Charleston, Grice Marine Lab, Charleston, SC 29412 USA.
James Cook Univ N Queensland, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia.
Bigelow Lab Ocean Sci, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575 USA.
Univ S Alabama, Dept Marine Sci, Mobile, AL 36688 USA.
Univ Stockholm, Dept Meteorol, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
Minist Peches & Oceans, Inst Maurice Lamontagne, Mt Joli, PQ G5H 3Z4, Canada.
Univ E Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England.
CISE SpA, Milan, Italy.
Australian Antarctic Div, Kingston, Tas 7150, Australia.
Univ Crete, GR-71409 Iraklion, Greece.
CEN Saclay, CNRS, CEA,DSM,LSCE Uniti Mixte Rech, Lab Sci Climat & Environm, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France.
Commiss European Communities, Joint Res Ctr, I-21020 Ispra, Italy.
Atmospher Environm Serv, Toronto, ON M3H 5T4, Canada.
Inst Ciencias Mar, E-08039 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Univ Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU, Tyne & Wear, England.
Source Global Biogeochemical Cycles (0886-6236) (Amer Geophysical Union), 1999-06 , Vol. 13 , N. 2 , P. 399-444
DOI 10.1029/1999GB900004
WOS© Times Cited 464
Abstract A database of 15,617 point measurements of dimethylsulfide (DMS) in surface waters along with lesser amounts of data for aqueous and particulate dimethylsulfoniopropionate concentration, chlorophyll concentration, sea surface salinity and temperature, and wind speed has been assembled. The database was processed to create a series of climatological annual and monthly 1 degrees x1 degrees latitude-longitude squares of data. The results were compared to published fields of geophysical and biological parameters. No significant correlation was found between DMS and these parameters, and no simple algorithm could be found to create monthly fields of sea surface DMS concentration based on these parameters. Instead, an annual map of sea surface DMS was produced using an algorithm similar to that employed by Conkright et al. [1994]. In this approach, a first-guess field of DMS sea surface concentration measurements is created and then a correction to this field is generated based on actual measurements. Monthly sea surface grids of DMS were obtained using a similar scheme, but the sparsity of DMS measurements made the method difficult to implement. A scheme was used which projected actual data into months of the year where no data were otherwise present.
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Kettle Aj, Andreae Mo, Amouroux D, Andreae Tw, Bates Ts, Berresheim H, Bingemer H, Boniforti R, Curran Maj, Ditullio Gr, Helas G, Jones Gb, Keller Md, Kiene Rp, Leck C, Levasseur Marie, Malin G, Maspero M, Matrai P, McTaggart Ar, Mihalopoulos N, Nguyen Bc, Novo A, Putaud Jp, Rapsomanikis S, Roberts G, Schebeske G, Sharma S, Simo R, Staubes R, Turner S, Uher G (1999). A global database of sea surface dimethylsulfide (DMS) measurements and a procedure to predict sea surface DMS as a function of latitude, longitude, and month. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 13(2), 399-444. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1029/1999GB900004 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00660/77171/