Nutrient cycling in the south east Levantine basin of the eastern Mediterranean: Results from a phosphorus starved system

@inproceedings{Krom2005NutrientCI,
  title={Nutrient cycling in the south east Levantine basin of the eastern Mediterranean: Results from a phosphorus starved system},
  author={Michael D. Krom and E. Malcolm S. Woodward and Barak Herut and Nurit Kress and Patricia Carbo and Rfc Mantoura and Georgina Spyres and Tron Frede Thingstad and Paul Wassmann and C. Wexels-Riser and Vassilis Kitidis and Cliff S Law and George Zodiatis},
  year={2005}
}
The south east Levantine basin of the eastern Mediterranean is a uniquely P starved system with a nitrate:phosphate ratio in the deep water of 25–28:1, a PON:POP ratio of 27–32:1 and a DON:DOPUV ratio of � 100:1 (which probably represents a DON:DOPTOTAL of � 50:1). The C:N:P ratio of nutrients accumulated in the deep water from decomposed organic matter was 106:8.5–10.8:0.34–0.43 similar to the measured ratios for dissolved and particulate organic matter and much higher than the Redfield ratio… CONTINUE READING

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