Impacts of Atmospheric Anthropogenic Nitrogen on the Open Ocean

  title={Impacts of Atmospheric Anthropogenic Nitrogen on the Open Ocean},
  author={Robert A. Duce and Julie LaRoche and Katye E. Altieri and Kevin R. Arrigo and Alex R. Baker and Douglas G. Capone and Sarah E. Cornell and Frank Dentener and James N. Galloway and Raja S. Ganeshram and Richard J Geider and Tim D. Jickells and Marcel M M Kuypers and Rebecca J Langlois and Peter S. Liss and Shun Liu and Jack J. Middelburg and C. Mark Moore and Slobodan Nickovic and Andreas Oschlies and Thorvald Pedersen and Joseph M. Prospero and Reiner Schlitzer and Sybil P. Seitzinger and Lise Lotte S{\o}rensen and Mitsuo Uematsu and Osvaldo Ulloa and Max Voss and Bess B. Ward and Lauren M. Zamora},
  pages={893 - 897}
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… Expand

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