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Determination of dissolved iron in seawater: A historical review


Worsfold, PJ and Lohan, MC and Ussher, SJ and Bowie, AR, Determination of dissolved iron in seawater: A historical review, Marine Chemistry, 166 pp. 25-35. ISSN 0304-4203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2014.08.009


This paper overviews the evolution of suitable analytical approaches for the determination of dissolved iron in seawater. The focus is on sampling and sample treatment, detection methods and quality assurance of the data. Iron is a vital trace element for the growth of marine organisms and is the limiting micronutrient for primary production in many parts of the world's oceans. The concentration of dissolved iron in seawater therefore influences the past and present day global carbon cycle and consequently Earth's climate. Hence it is important to understand the marine biogeochemistry of iron and quantify the spatial and temporal distribution of the element. In order to do this, it is essential that robust and validated methods with appropriate detection limits, precision and accuracy are available for the determination of iron species in seawater.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Iron biogeochemistry, Sampling, Sample treatment, Iron determination, Data quality
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Chemical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
UTAS Author:Bowie, AR (Professor Andrew Bowie)
ID Code:96488
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:41
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-11-06
Last Modified:2017-10-31

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