Geophysical Research Letters
Using newly developed techniques, some preliminary data on hydrogen sulfide in surface waters of the western Atlantic have been obtained. Concentrations of total sulfide range from <0.1 to 1.1 nmol/L, and vary on a diel basis. At these concentrations, sulfide may affect the cycling of several trace metals via the formation of stable complexes. Production of sulfide in oxygenated seawater may occur through the hydrolysis of carbonyl sulfide or by sulfate reduction within macroscopic particles in the water column. Removal mechanisms can include oxidation, complexation with particulate trace metals, and metal sulfide precipitation. However, the temporal and spatial distributions suggest a complex set of processes governing the behavior of sulfide in the surface ocean.
Original Publication Citation
Cutter, G.A., & Krahforst, C.F. (1988). Sulfide in surface waters of the western Atlantic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 15(12), 1393-1396. doi: 10.1029/GL015i012p01393
Cutter, Gregory A. and Krahforst, Christian F., "Sulfide in Surface Waters of the Western Atlantic Ocean" (1988). OES Faculty Publications. 59.