No iron fertilization in the equatorial Pacific Ocean during the last ice age

@article{Costa2016NoIF,
  title={No iron fertilization in the equatorial Pacific Ocean during the last ice age},
  author={Kassandra M. Costa and J. F. McManus and R. F. Anderson and Haojia Ren and Daniel M. Sigman and Gisela Winckler and Martin Q. Fleisher and Franco Marcantonio and Ana Christina Ravelo},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={529},
  pages={519-522}
}
The equatorial Pacific Ocean is one of the major high-nutrient, low-chlorophyll regions in the global ocean. In such regions, the consumption of the available macro-nutrients such as nitrate and phosphate is thought to be limited in part by the low abundance of the critical micro-nutrient iron. Greater atmospheric dust deposition could have fertilized the equatorial Pacific with iron during the last ice age—the Last Glacial Period (LGP)—but the effect of increased ice-age dust fluxes on primary… Expand
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