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- A rosette system for the collection of trace metal clean seawater,
- We designed a large-volume rosette sampler for collecting seawater with minimal trace metal contamination. The system uses eight modified 30-liter Go-Flo bottles secured to a Nylon II-coated stainless steel frame. The instrument is deployed with a dedicated winch with polyurethane-coated, three-conductor Kevlar hydroline. A prototype was used as part of the U.S. JGOFS Equatorial Pacific sampling program during spring and fall 1992. A redesigned model was used during the 1993 IronEx experiments and is currently being deployed in the Arabian Sea. The results of trace metal analyses collected on these cruises indicate that samples recovered are comparable to current single Go-Flo casts., Cited By (since 1996):28, CODEN: LIOCA, , , Oceanography, Downloaded from: www.aslo.org/lo/toc/vol_41/issue_6/1367.pdf (23 June 2014).
- Hunter, Gordon, Fitzwater, Coale
- Control of community growth and export production by upwelled iron in the equatorial Pacific Ocean
- The iron hypothesis states that phytoplankton growth and biomass are limited by low concentrations of available iron in large regions of the world's oceans where other plant nutrients are abundant. Such limitation has been demonstrated by experiments in which iron has been added to both enclosed and in situ (un-enclosed) phytoplankton populations. A corollary of the iron hypothesis is that most 'new' iron is supplied by atmospheric deposition, and it has been suggested that changes in the deposition rates of iron-bearing dust have led to changes in biological productivity and, consequently, global climate. Here we report surface-water measurements in the equatorial Pacific Ocean which show that the main iron source to equatorial waters at 140°W is from upwelling waters. Shipboard in vitro experiments indicate that sub-nanomolar increases in iron concentrations can cause substantial increases in carbon export to deeper waters in this region. These findings demonstrate that equatorial biological production is controlled not solely by atmospheric iron deposition, but also by processes which influence the rate of upwelling and the iron concentration in upwelled water., Cited By (since 1996):221 Seaweeds, CODEN: NATUA
- Coale, Fitzwater, Gordon, Johnson, Barber