Modeling the modern marine δ30Si distribution

@article{Reynolds2009ModelingTM,
  title={Modeling the modern marine $\delta$30Si distribution},
  author={Ben C. Reynolds},
  journal={Global Biogeochemical Cycles},
  year={2009},
  volume={23}
}
  • B. Reynolds
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Global Biogeochemical Cycles
The silicon isotopic composition of opal sediments can be used as a proxy for past Si utilization, and hence paleoproductivity for a fixed ocean circulation. Interpretation of this Si utilization proxy is limited by our understanding of the present marine Si isotope distribution. Observations show significant isotopic variations is silicic acid between deep‐water masses that are not captured by a previous global climate model (GCM). Here, simple box models of the global oceans for the Si cycle… 
Simulating the modern δ30Si distribution in the oceans and in marine sediments
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Silicon pool dynamics and biogenic silica export in the Southern Ocean inferred from Si-isotopes
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