Tectonic processes in Papua New Guinea and past productivity in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean

@article{Wells1999TectonicPI,
  title={Tectonic processes in Papua New Guinea and past productivity in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean},
  author={Mark. L. Wells and Geoffrey K. Vallis and Eli Andrew Silver},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={398},
  pages={601-604}
}
Phytoplankton growth in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean today accounts for about half of the ‘new’ production—the fraction of primary production fuelled by externally supplied nutrients—in the global ocean. The recent demonstration that an inadequate supply of iron limits primary production in this region supports earlier speculation that, in the past, fluctuations in the atmospheric deposition of iron-bearing dust may have driven large changes in productivity. But we argue here that only… CONTINUE READING