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Glacial Silicic Acid Concentrations in the Southern Ocean

Ellwood, Michael; Wille, Martin; Maher, William


Reconstruction of nutrient concentrations in the deep Southern Ocean has produced conflicting results. The cadmium/calcium (Cd/Ca) data set suggests little change in nutrient concentrations during the last glacial period, whereas the carbon isotope data set suggests that nutrient concentrations were higher. We determined the silicon isotope composition of sponge spicules from the Atlantic and Pacific sectors of the Southern Ocean and found higher silicic acid concentrations in the Pacific...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.1194614


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