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Iron study during a time series in the western Weddell pack ice


Lannuzel, D and Schoemann, V and de Jong, J and Chou, L and Delille, B and Becquevort, S and Tison, JL, Iron study during a time series in the western Weddell pack ice, Marine Chemistry, 108, (1-2) pp. 85-95. ISSN 0304-4203 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2007.10.006


Samples of sea ice, snow, brine and underlying seawater were collected in the western Weddell pack ice at the ISPOL drifting station (Ice Station POLarstern, 68°S/55°W) in spring–summer period (November 2004–January 2005). Total-dissolvable, dissolved and particulate Fe concentrations in the sea ice environment were determined every 5 days during the time series, together with relevant physical, chemical and biological parameters. From 29 November to 30 December, a decrease in all forms of Fe measured was observed, likely to be the result of enhanced ice permeability as summer proceeds. At the beginning of the time series, melting of the upper ice layer took place together with brine drainage process. This would enable the seeding of Fe from the ice matrix towards the upper water column below. 70% of this Fe was supplied during the first 10 days of the survey, while the ice cover is still present. Flux estimates from the sampled area furthermore highlight the relevant role of the pack ice in the biogeochemical cycle of Fe in the western Weddell Sea.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:iron biogeochemistry; sea ice; Antarctic; time series
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Chemical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Lannuzel, D (Associate Professor Delphine Lannuzel)
UTAS Author:Schoemann, V (Dr Veronique Schoemann)
ID Code:71379
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:108
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-07-15
Last Modified:2011-07-15

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