Mesoscale Iron Enrichment Experiments 1993-2005: Synthesis and Future Directions

  title={Mesoscale Iron Enrichment Experiments 1993-2005: Synthesis and Future Directions},
  author={P. Boyd and T. Jickells and C. Law and S. Blain and E. Boyle and K. Buesseler and K. Coale and J. Cullen and H. D. de Baar and M. Follows and M. Harvey and C. Lancelot and M. Levasseur and N. Owens and R. Pollard and R. Rivkin and J. Sarmiento and V. Schoemann and V. Smetacek and S. Takeda and A. Tsuda and S. Turner and A. J. Watson},
  pages={612 - 617}
  • P. Boyd, T. Jickells, +20 authors A. J. Watson
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science, Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Since the mid-1980s, our understanding of nutrient limitation of oceanic primary production has radically changed. Mesoscale iron addition experiments (FeAXs) have unequivocally shown that iron supply limits production in one-third of the world ocean, where surface macronutrient concentrations are perennially high. The findings of these 12 FeAXs also reveal that iron supply exerts controls on the dynamics of plankton blooms, which in turn affect the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen… CONTINUE READING
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