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

@article{Boyd2007MesoscaleIE,
  title={Mesoscale Iron Enrichment Experiments 1993-2005: Synthesis and Future Directions},
  author={Philip W. Boyd and Tim D. Jickells and Cliff S. Law and St{\'e}phane Blain and Edward A. Boyle and Ken O. Buesseler and Kenneth H. Coale and John J Cullen and Hein J. W. de Baar and Michael J. Follows and Mike J. Harvey and Christiane Lancelot and Maurice Levasseur and Nicholas J. P. Owens and Raymond T. Pollard and Richard B. Rivkin and Jorge L. Sarmiento and V{\'e}ronique Schoemann and V. Smet{\'a}cek and Shigenobu Takeda and Atsushi Tsuda and Shawn Turner and Andrew J. Watson},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={315},
  pages={612 - 617}
}
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… Expand

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