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Global Ocean Dimethylsulfide Observations and Climatology


Dimethylsulfide (DMS) measurements (15748 samples) made in the surface global oceans during 1972-1998 are given as raw data samples, along with the associated environmental data data at the time of data collection, and as 1-degree by 1-degree global objectively analyzed grids. The grids are for both a monthly climatology (12 monthly grids), and an overall annual mean.

Temporal Range:
1972 to 1988
Dimethyl Sulfide
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Temporal Frequencies:
Monthly Climatology, Every year (Mean)
Data Types:
Grid ,  Platform Observation
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Atmospheric Chemistry Division, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Kettle, A.J., M.O. Andreae, D. Amouroux, T.W. Andreae, T.S. Bates, H. Berresheim, H. Bingemer, R. Boniforti, M.A.J. Curran, G.R. DiTullio, G. Helas, G.B. Jones, M.D. Keller, 1999: A global database of sea surface dimethylsulfide (DMS) measurements and a simple model to predict sea surface DMS as a function of latitude, longitude and month Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 13, 399-444.

Total Volume:
17.11 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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