Global Iron Connections Between Desert Dust, Ocean Biogeochemistry, and Climate

  title={Global Iron Connections Between Desert Dust, Ocean Biogeochemistry, and Climate},
  author={Tim D. Jickells and Zhi-shan An and K. K. Andersen and Alex R. Baker and Gilles Bergametti and N. Brooks and J. J. Cao and Philip W. Boyd and Robert A. Duce and K. A. Hunter and Hodaka Kawahata and Nilg{\"u}n Kubilay and Julie LaRoche and Peter S. Liss and N. Mahowald and Joseph M. Prospero and Andy Ridgwell and Ina Tegen and Raquel Torres},
  pages={67 - 71}
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