Globalizing results from ocean in situ iron fertilization studies

  title={Globalizing results from ocean in situ iron fertilization studies},
  author={Olivier Aumont and Laurent Bopp},
  journal={Global Biogeochemical Cycles},
  • O. Aumont, L. Bopp
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • Global Biogeochemical Cycles
[1] Despite the growing number of in situ iron fertilization experiments, the efficiency of such fertilization to sequester atmospheric CO2 remains largely unknown. For the first time, a global ocean biogeochemical model has been evaluated against those experiments and then used to estimate the effect of a long-term and large-scale iron addition on atmospheric CO2. The model reproduces the observed timing and amplitude in chlorophyll, the shift in ecosystem composition, and the pCO2 drawdown… Expand

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