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dimethyl sulphide


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(DMS)

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.


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