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Input of Iron Linked to Biological Productivity in Ancient Pacific Ocean
Description: The magnitude of ocean biological productivity depends on the availability of key nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorus and metals such as iron. In a new journal paper a team of researchers provide compelling evidence from marine sediment that supports the theory that iron in Earth's oceans has a direct impact on biological productivity, potentially affecting the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and, in turn, atmospheric temperature. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 3/13/2012
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