Impacts of Atmospheric Anthropogenic Nitrogen on the Open Ocean

  title={Impacts of Atmospheric Anthropogenic Nitrogen on the Open Ocean},
  author={R. Duce and J. LaRoche and K. Altieri and K. Arrigo and A. Baker and D. Capone and Se Cornell and F. Dentener and J. Galloway and R. Ganeshram and R. Geider and T. Jickells and M. M. Kuypers and R. Langlois and P. Liss and S. Liu and J. Middelburg and C. M. Moore and S. Nickovic and A. Oschlies and T. Pedersen and J. Prospero and R. Schlitzer and S. Seitzinger and L. Sorensen and M. Uematsu and O. Ulloa and M. Voss and B. Ward and L. Zamora},
  pages={893 - 897}
  • R. Duce, J. LaRoche, +27 authors L. Zamora
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Science
  • Increasing quantities of atmospheric anthropogenic fixed nitrogen entering the open ocean could account for up to about a third of the ocean's external (nonrecycled) nitrogen supply and up to ∼3% of the annual new marine biological production, ∼0.3 petagram of carbon per year. This input could account for the production of up to ∼1.6 teragrams of nitrous oxide (N2O) per year. Although ∼10% of the ocean's drawdown of atmospheric anthropogenic carbon dioxide may result from this atmospheric… CONTINUE READING

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