Short-Lived Trace Gases in the Surface Ocean and the Atmosphere.

Liss, Peter S., Marandino, Christa, Dahl, Elizabeth E., Helmig, Detlev, Hintsa, Eric J., Hughes, Claire, Johnson, Martin T., Moore, Robert M., Plane, John M. C., Quack, Birgit, Singh, Hanwant B., Stefels, Jacqueline, Glasow, Roland and Williams, Jonathan (2013) Short-Lived Trace Gases in the Surface Ocean and the Atmosphere. Open Access In: Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions of Gases and Particles. . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1-54. ISBN 978-3-642-25643-1 DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-25643-1_1.

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The two-way exchange of trace gases between the ocean and the atmosphere is important for both the chemistry and physics of the atmosphere and the biogeochemistry of the oceans, including the global cycling of elements. Here we review these exchanges and their importance for a range of gases whose lifetimes are generally short compared to the main greenhouse gases and which are, in most cases, more reactive than them. Gases considered include sulphur and related compounds, organohalogens, non-methane hydrocarbons, ozone, ammonia and related compounds, hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Finally, we stress the interactivity of the system, the importance of process understanding for modeling, the need for more extensive field measurements and their better seasonal coverage, the importance of inter-calibration exercises and finally the need to show the importance of air-sea exchanges for global cycling and how the field fits into the broader context of Earth System Science.

Document Type: Book chapter
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-CH Chemical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1007/978-3-642-25643-1_1
Projects: SOLAS
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 12:45
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 09:10

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