Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The vertical distribution of atmospheric DMS in the high Arctic summer
Stockholm Univ, Dept Meteorol, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
Stockholm Univ, Dept Meteorol, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
Univ Innsbruck, Inst Ionenphys & Angew Phys, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria..
Stockholm Univ, Dept Meteorol, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
Show others and affiliations
Responsible organisation
2010 (English)In: Tellus. Series B, Chemical and physical meteorology, ISSN 0280-6509, E-ISSN 1600-0889, Vol. 62, no 3, 160-171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The vertical structure of gas-phase dimethyl sulphide [DMS(g)] in the high Arctic atmosphere is investigated during a summer season. The model results show that the near-surface DMS(g) concentration over open ocean is very variable both in time and space, depending on the local atmospheric conditions. Profiles over ocean have typically highest concentration near the surface and decrease exponentially with height. Over the pack-ice, the concentrations are typically lower and the vertical structure changes as the air is advected northward. Modelled DMS(g) maxima above the local boundary layer were present in about 3% of the profiles found over the pack-ice. These maxima were found in association to frontal zones. Our results also show that DMS(g) can be mixed downward by turbulence into the local boundary layer and act as a local near-surface DIMS(g) source over the pack-ice and may hence influence the growth of cloud condensation nuclei and cloud formation in the boundary layer. Profile observations are presented in support to the model results. They show that significant DMS(g) concentrations exist in the Arctic atmosphere at altitudes not to be expected when only considering vertical mixing in the boundary layer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 62, no 3, 160-171 p.
National Category
Natural Sciences
Research subject
SWEDARCTIC 2001, Arctic Ocean 2001
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:polar:diva-2347DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00458.xISI: 000279557000003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:polar-2347DiVA: diva2:858561
Available from: 2015-10-02 Created: 2015-10-02 Last updated: 2016-11-11

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text
In the same journal
Tellus. Series B, Chemical and physical meteorology
Natural Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 9 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf