Global iron connections between desert dust, ocean biogeochemistry, and climate

Jickells, T. D., An, Z. S., Anderson, K. K., Baker, A. R., Bergametti, G., Brooks, N., Cao, J. J., Boyd, P. W., Duce, R. A., Hunter, K. A., Kawahata, H., Kubilay, N., La Roche, J., Liss, P. S., Mahowald, N,, Prospero, J. M., Ridgwell, A. J., Tegen, I. and Torres, R. (2005) Global iron connections between desert dust, ocean biogeochemistry, and climate. Science, 308 (5718). pp. 67-71. ISSN 0036-8075

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Abstract

The environmental conditions of Earth, including the climate, are determined by physical, chemical, biological, and human interactions that transform and transport materials and energy. This is the “Earth system”: a highly complex entity characterized by multiple nonlinear responses and thresholds, with linkages between disparate components. One important part of this system is the iron cycle, in which iron-containing soil dust is transported from land through the atmosphere to the oceans, affecting ocean biogeochemistry and hence having feedback effects on climate and dust production. Here we review the key components of this cycle, identifying critical uncertainties and priorities for future research.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 14:09
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 03:33
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/27674
DOI: 10.1126/science.1105959

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