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The integral role of iron in ocean biogeochemistry

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Tagliabue, A and Bowie, AR and Boyd, PW and Buck, KN and Johnson, KS and Saito, MA, The integral role of iron in ocean biogeochemistry, Nature, 543, (7643) pp. 51-59. ISSN 0028-0836 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1038/nature21058

Abstract

The micronutrient iron is now recognized to be important in regulating the magnitude and dynamics of ocean primary productivity, making it an integral component of the oceanís biogeochemical cycles. In this Review, we discuss how a recent increase in observational data for this trace metal has challenged the prevailing view of the ocean iron cycle. Instead of focusing on dust as the major iron source and emphasizing ironís tight biogeochemical coupling to major nutrients, a more complex and diverse picture of the sources of iron, its cycling processes and intricate linkages with the ocean carbon and nitrogen cycles has emerged.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:iron, ocean, biogeochemistry, synopsis
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Chemical Oceanography
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water
Objective Field:Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Author:Bowie, AR (Associate Professor Andrew Bowie)
Author:Boyd, PW (Professor Philip Boyd)
ID Code:115577
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT130100037)
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2017-03-31
Last Modified:2017-11-21
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