Carbon and nitrogen uptake and export in the equatorial Pacific at 150°W: Evidence of an efficient regenerated production cycle

  title={Carbon and nitrogen uptake and export in the equatorial Pacific at 150°W: Evidence of an efficient regenerated production cycle},
  author={Patrick Raimbault and Gerd Slawyk and Benyahia Boudjellal and Christine Coatanoan and Pascal Conan and Bernard Coste and Nicole Garcia and Thierry Moutin and Mireille Pujo-Pay},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
Biomass, inorganic carbon and nitrogen uptake, ammonium regeneration, nitrification, and vertical flux of particulate matter were measured in the equatorial Pacific at 21 daily productivity stations occupied on a meridional transect (150oW) between ioN and 16oS. Three areas could be distinguished along the transect: (1) the equatorial area between IoN and 6oS, where nitrate concentrations were typically eutrophic, reaching up to 3/g-at L - in surface waters; (2) an intermediate mesotrophic… 

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