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Greenland meltwater as a significant and potentially bioavailable source of iron to the ocean
Description: This paper presents measurements of dissolved and particulate iron concentrations in glacial meltwater from the southwest margin of the Greenland ice sheet. The authors report micromolar concentrations of dissolved and particulate iron. They suggest that glacial runoff serves as a significant source of bioavailable iron to surrounding coastal oceans, which is likely to increase as melting of the Greenland ice sheet escalates under climate warming. [Source: Nature Geoscience]
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Source: Nature Geoscience
Publish Date: 3/10/2013
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