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Daily Profil Study of the Atmospheric DMS Concentration Near to an Intense Coastal Source at the “Pointe De Penmarc’H”

  • S. Pashalidis
  • P. Carlier
  • G. Mouvier

Summary

During a campaign for the study of the chemistry occurring in the oceanic air masses reaching the Western Europe at the “Pointe de Penmarc’h” at July 1988, we have measured the atmospheric DMS concentrations in proximity of an important coastal algae field. The measurements were carried out at two levels (5m and 47m) over the ocean surface with a sampling step of 2 hours.

For thhis study we have used the sampling and analysis developed by our laboratory and already applied in the field studies on the Polarstern in September 1988. The range of the measured concentrations varies between 180 ng(DMS)m-3 and 1500 ng(DMS)m-3 at the low level (5m )and between 35 (DMS)m-3 and 135 ng(DMS)m-3 at the high level. Our mesurements indicate a very strong vertical gradient, which depends on the speed of local wind due to the intensity of the local DMS source.

Finally the dependence of the emission flux in comparison with certain parameters (as low tide, high tide, sunshine) has been proved clearly.

Keywords

High Tide Vertical Gradient Methanesulfonic Acid Effect Coast Vertical Dispersion 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Pashalidis
    • 1
  • P. Carlier
    • 1
  • G. Mouvier
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de physico-chimie de l’atmosphèreUniversité Paris VIIParis Cedex 05France

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