Articles | Volume 17, issue 8
Reviews and syntheses
21 Apr 2020
Reviews and syntheses |  | 21 Apr 2020

Dimethylsulfide (DMS), marine biogenic aerosols and the ecophysiology of coral reefs

Rebecca L. Jackson, Albert J. Gabric, Roger Cropp, and Matthew T. Woodhouse


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Feb 2020) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (25 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Mar 2020) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
Short summary
Coral reefs are a strong source of atmospheric sulfur through stress-induced emissions of dimethylsulfide (DMS). This biogenic sulfur can influence aerosol and cloud properties and, consequently, the radiative balance over the ocean. DMS emissions may therefore help to mitigate coral physiological stress via increased low-level cloud cover and reduced sea surface temperature. The importance of DMS in coral physiology and climate is reviewed and the implications for coral bleaching are discussed.
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