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Quantifying the influence of sub-mesoscale dynamics on the supply of iron to Southern Ocean phytoplankton blooms

Rosso, Isabella; Hogg, Andy; Matear, Richard; Strutton, Peter G.


Southern Ocean phytoplankton growth is limited by iron. Episodes of natural iron fertilisation are pivotalto triggering phytoplankton blooms in this region, the Kerguelen Plateau bloom being one prominentexample. Numerous physical mechanisms that may supply iron to the euphotic zone in the KerguelenPlateau region, and hence trigger a phytoplankton bloom, have been identified. However, the impact ofsub-mesoscaleflows in delivering iron has been omitted. With a scale of order 10 km,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-07-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2016.06.009
Access Rights: Open Access


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