dimethyl sulphide

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference


A molecular gas that is produced by phytoplankton in the surface waters of the ocean and escapes into the atmosphere. It might play a significant role in future climate change because oxidation of DMS creates a sulphate‐based aerosol that acts as cloud condensation nuclei, which might create more cloud cover and thus affect the Earth's heat balance.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.