The Southern Ocean biogeochemical divide

@article{Marinov2006TheSO,
  title={The Southern Ocean biogeochemical divide},
  author={I. Marinov and Anand Gnanadesikan and J. R. Toggweiler and Jorge L. Sarmiento},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={441},
  pages={964-967}
}
Modelling studies have demonstrated that the nutrient and carbon cycles in the Southern Ocean play a central role in setting the air–sea balance of CO2 and global biological production. Box model studies first pointed out that an increase in nutrient utilization in the high latitudes results in a strong decrease in the atmospheric carbon dioxide partial pressure (pCO2). This early research led to two important ideas: high latitude regions are more important in determining atmospheric pCO2 than… 
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