The Distribution of Dissolved Iron in the West Atlantic Ocean

  title={The Distribution of Dissolved Iron in the West Atlantic Ocean},
  author={Micha J. A. Rijkenberg and Rob Middag and Patrick Laan and Loes J. A. Gerringa and Hendrik M. van Aken and V{\'e}ronique Schoemann and Jeroen T. M. de Jong and Hein J. W. de Baar},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Iron (Fe) is an essential trace element for marine life. Extremely low Fe concentrations limit primary production and nitrogen fixation in large parts of the oceans and consequently influence ocean ecosystem functioning. The importance of Fe for ocean ecosystems makes Fe one of the core chemical trace elements in the international GEOTRACES program. Despite the recognized importance of Fe, our present knowledge of its supply and biogeochemical cycle has been limited by mostly fragmentary… CONTINUE READING
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