Seasonal iron limitation in the Hebridean Shelf Sea?

Thursday 27 July 2017 - 14:00 to 15:00
NOC Southampton - Node Room (074/02) (Waterfront Campus).
Dr Antony Birchill (Plymouth University)

The availability of iron is known to seasonally limit the growth of phytoplankton in the Iceland and Irminger Basins following the spring bloom. Dissolved iron and macronutrient measurements were made during an autumn field study to the Hebridean shelf sea. These are used to demonstrate that despite proximity to iron rich shelf sediments, iron deficient surface waters were present over the Hebridean shelf break.

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