The Ekman transfer of nutrients and maintenance of new production over the North Atlantic

@inproceedings{Williams1998TheET,
  title={The Ekman transfer of nutrients and maintenance of new production over the North Atlantic},
  author={Richard G. C. Williams and Michael J. Follows},
  year={1998}
}
The maintenance of new production requires a supply of nutrients to the euphotic zone to offset the loss through biological export. The dynamical supply of nutrients is usually discussed in terms of the vertical transfer from nutrient-rich, deep waters. However, the horizontal transfer is important in regions of downwelling over subtropical gyres, where nutrients may be transported across the intergyre boundaries by the surface Ekman drift or geostrophic eddies from the neighbouring nutrient… CONTINUE READING

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