Ice sheets as a significant source of highly reactive nanoparticulate iron to the oceans

@inproceedings{Hawkings2014IceSA,
  title={Ice sheets as a significant source of highly reactive nanoparticulate iron to the oceans},
  author={Jon R. Hawkings and Jemma Louise Wadham and Martyn Tranter and Rob Raiswell and Liane G Benning and Peter J. Statham and Andrew J Tedstone and Peter Nienow and Katherine I. Lee and Jon P. Telling},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2014}
}
The Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets cover ~ 10% of global land surface, but are rarely considered as active components of the global iron cycle. The ocean waters around both ice sheets harbour highly productive coastal ecosystems, many of which are iron limited. Measurements of iron concentrations in subglacial runoff from a large Greenland Ice Sheet catchment reveal the potential for globally significant export of labile iron fractions to the near-coastal euphotic zone. We estimate that the… CONTINUE READING
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