The subpolar gyre regulates silicate concentrations in the North Atlantic

  title={The subpolar gyre regulates silicate concentrations in the North Atlantic},
  author={Hj{\'a}lmar H{\'a}t{\'u}n and Kumiko Azetsu-Scott and R Somavilla and Francisco Rey and C Johnson and M. Mathis and Uwe Mikolajewicz and P. Coupel and J-{\'E} Tremblay and Susan W Hartman and Selma Pacariz and Ian K. Salter and J{\'o}n Hjaltal{\'i}n {\'O}lafsson},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
The North Atlantic is characterized by diatom-dominated spring blooms that results in significant transfer of carbon to higher trophic levels and the deep ocean. These blooms are terminated by limiting silicate concentrations in summer. Numerous regional studies have demonstrated phytoplankton community shifts to lightly-silicified diatoms and non-silicifying plankton at the onset of silicate limitation. However, to understand basin-scale patterns in ecosystem and climate dynamics, nutrient… CONTINUE READING
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