The N : Si : P molar ratio in the Strait of Gibraltar

  title={The N : Si : P molar ratio in the Strait of Gibraltar},
  author={Evgeny V. Dafner and Roberta Boscolo and Harry L. Bryden},
[1] All existing descriptions of nutrient distributions in the Strait of Gibraltar suggest that the Atlantic water brings to the Mediterranean Sea nutrients in the Redfield ratio (N:Si:P = 16:15:1). Here, the N:Si:P molar ratios (±Standard Error), obtained in April 1998, are used to show that in the Atlantic water at the western entrance of the Strait this ratio is lower (13.8(±0.5):12.1(±1.0):1) than the classical Redfield ratio; it is close to the Redfield ratio in the middle of the Strait… CONTINUE READING

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