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BG | Volume 16, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 16, 347–367, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-347-2019
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Biogeosciences, 16, 347–367, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-347-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 24 Jan 2019

Research article | 24 Jan 2019

Modeling oceanic nitrate and nitrite concentrations and isotopes using a 3-D inverse N cycle model

Taylor S. Martin et al.
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Nitrite is a key intermediate in many nitrogen (N) cycling processes in the ocean, particularly in areas with low oxygen that are hotspots for N loss. We have created a 3-D global N cycle model with nitrite as a tracer. Stable isotopes of N are also included in the model and we are able to model the isotope fractionation associated with each N cycling process. Our model accurately represents N concentrations and isotope distributions in the ocean.
Nitrite is a key intermediate in many nitrogen (N) cycling processes in the ocean, particularly...
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