publication . Article . 2010

Atmospheric and marine controls on aerosol iron solubility in seawater

Alex R. Baker; Peter Croot;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Marine Chemistry, volume 120, pages 4-13 (issn: 0304-4203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
The fraction of atmospherically deposited iron which dissolves in seawater, or becomes available to phytoplankton for growth, is a key determinant of primary productivity in many open ocean regions. As such this parameter plays an important part in the global oceanic cycles of iron and carbon, and yet the factors that control iron dissolution from aerosol are very poorly understood. In this manuscript we seek to synthesise the available knowledge of these factors, which operate in the atmosphere and in seawater. A conceptual model of the overall aerosol iron solubility is presented, in which we liken the various controls on iron solubility to sets of parallel el...
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free text keywords: General Chemistry, Oceanography, Water Science and Technology, Environmental Chemistry, Dissolution, Seawater, Aerosol, Experimental methods, Carbon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Solubility, Phytoplankton, Atmosphere
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EuroMarine
European Marine Science
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