Chief Investigator

Jones, Graham


Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project number DP150101649) Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Fund (project number LE150100048)

School or Research Centre

School of Environment, Science and Engineering

Lead Partner Organisation

Southern Cross University

Other Partner Organisations

Queensland University of Technology, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, James Cook University, University of Melbourne, NIES Japan, University of Technology Sydney, NIWA New Zealand, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere


Hilton B Swan Southern Cross University, PO Box 157, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia.

Telephone: 0409-974-898

A/Prof. Graham Jones Southern Cross University, PO Box 157, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia.


atmospheric dimethylsulfide, Great Barrier Reef, aerosol


The data provides atmospheric DMS surface concentrations at Heron Island (23.44°S, 151.91°E) on the southern Great Barrier Reef from 5-18 February 2016. Accompanying the atmospheric DMS dataset are 1 min averaged particle number concentrations in two size ranges (0.5-2.5 micron & >2.5 micron). Solar irradiance (300-1100 nm), collected at 15 min intervals, is also provided.

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The atmospheric dimethylsulfide (DMS) data was collected using an automated gas chromatograph fitted with a pulsed flame photometric detector (GC-PFPD). This instrumentation was controlled by an auto-sampler programmed to measure atmospheric DMS every 20 minutes. Detailed information about the atmospheric DMS instrumentation and its measurement uncertainty is available from Particle number concentrations were collected using a Dylos DC1700 Air Quality Monitor (Dylos Corporation, Riverside CA, USA). Additionally, solar irradiance was collected at Heron Island using a HOBO Pendant Silicon Pyranometer (Onset Data Loggers, USA).

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Data Processing

Microsoft Excel

HI Solar Data.csv (47 kB)
Solar data
HI Particle Data.csv (946 kB)
Particle data
HI Atmos DMS Data.csv (30 kB)
Atmos DMS


Spatial Coverage