Department of Earth System Science
Air-sea gas exchange of CO
and DMS in the North Atlantic by eddy covariance
- Author(s): Miller, Scott D
- Marandino, Christa A
- De Bruyn, Warren
- Saltzman, Eric S
- McCormick, C.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1029/2009GL038907
We report the first simultaneous eddy covariance flux measurements of CO2 and dimethylsulfide (DMS) over the open ocean for two North Atlantic cruises. After normalization for Schmidt number, the two gases give essentially identical gas transfer coefficients and wind speed dependences for the wind speed range 2–10 ms−1. The data indicate a linear relationship between the gas transfer coefficient and mean wind speed, with measured gas transfer coefficients slightly above the Wanninkhof (1992) parameterization, particularly at low wind speeds.