Biogeosciences, 7, 1075-1097, 2010
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19 Mar 2010
Iron biogeochemistry across marine systems – progress from the past decade
E. Breitbarth1,2, E. P. Achterberg3, M. V. Ardelan4, A. R. Baker5, E. Bucciarelli6,7, F. Chever6,7, P. L. Croot8, S. Duggen9, M. Gledhill3, M. Hassellöv2, C. Hassler10, L. J. Hoffmann1,11, K. A. Hunter1, D. A. Hutchins12, J. Ingri13, T. Jickells5, M. C. Lohan14, M. C. Nielsdóttir3, G. Sarthou6,7, V. Schoemann15, J. M. Trapp16, D. R. Turner2, and Y. Ye17 1Department of Chemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
2Department of Chemistry, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
3National Oceanography Center Southampton, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
4Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway
5School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
6Université Européenne de Bretagne, France
7Université de Brest, CNRS, IRD, UMR 6539 LEMAR, IUEM, Plouzané, France
8IFM-GEOMAR, Leibniz-Institute of Marine Sciences, Division Marine Biogeochemistry, Kiel Germany
9IFM-GEOMAR, Leibniz-Institute of Marine Sciences, Division Dynamics of the Ocean Floor, Kiel, Germany
10Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR), Hobart, TAS, Australia
11Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
12Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
13Luleå University of Technology, Division of Applied Geology, Luleå, Sweden
14Marine Institute, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
15Ecologie des Systèmes Aquatiques, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium
16University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Department of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry, Miami, USA
17Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
Abstract. Based on an international workshop (Gothenburg, 14–16 May 2008), this review article aims to combine interdisciplinary knowledge from coastal and open ocean research on iron biogeochemistry. The major scientific findings of the past decade are structured into sections on natural and artificial iron fertilization, iron inputs into coastal and estuarine systems, colloidal iron and organic matter, and biological processes. Potential effects of global climate change, particularly ocean acidification, on iron biogeochemistry are discussed. The findings are synthesized into recommendations for future research areas.

Citation: Breitbarth, E., Achterberg, E. P., Ardelan, M. V., Baker, A. R., Bucciarelli, E., Chever, F., Croot, P. L., Duggen, S., Gledhill, M., Hassellöv, M., Hassler, C., Hoffmann, L. J., Hunter, K. A., Hutchins, D. A., Ingri, J., Jickells, T., Lohan, M. C., Nielsdóttir, M. C., Sarthou, G., Schoemann, V., Trapp, J. M., Turner, D. R., and Ye, Y.: Iron biogeochemistry across marine systems – progress from the past decade, Biogeosciences, 7, 1075-1097,, 2010.
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