Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Research article
17 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 17 Jan 2017

Coral reef origins of atmospheric dimethylsulfide at Heron Island, southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Hilton B. Swan, Graham B. Jones, Elisabeth S. M. Deschaseaux, and Bradley D. Eyre


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (11 Dec 2016) by Gerhard Herndl
AR by Hilton Swan on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Dec 2016) by Gerhard Herndl
Short summary
We measured the sulfur gas dimethylsulfide (DMS) in marine air at a coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef. DMS is well known to be released from the world's oceans, but environmental evidence of coral reefs releasing DMS has not been clearly demonstrated. We showed the coral reef can sometimes release DMS to the air, which was seen as spikes above the DMS released from the ocean. The DMS from the reef supplements the DMS from the ocean to assist formation of clouds that influence local climate.
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