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The biogeochemical cycle of iron in the ocean

Boyd, P W; Ellwood, Michael


Advances in iron biogeochemistry have transformed our understanding of the oceanic iron cycle over the past three decades: multiple sources of iron to the ocean were discovered, including dust, coastal and shallow sediments, sea ice and hydrothermal fluids. This new iron is rapidly recycled in the upper ocean by a range of organisms; up to 50% of the total soluble iron pool is turned over weekly in this way in some ocean regions. For example, bacteria dissolve particulate iron and at the same...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Geoscience
DOI: 10.1038/ngeo964


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