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Determination of dissolved iron in seawater: A historical review

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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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Copyright 2014 Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2014.08.009

Abstract

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: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)
ID Code:96488
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-11-06
Last Modified:2017-10-31
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