Iron flux induced by Haida eddies in the Gulf of Alaska

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Iron flux induced by Haida eddies in the Gulf of Alaska. / Xiu, Peng; Palacz, Artur P.; Chai, Fei; Roy, Eric G.; Wells, Mark L.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 38, No. 13, 2011, p. L13607.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Xiu, P, Palacz, AP, Chai, F, Roy, EG & Wells, ML 2011, 'Iron flux induced by Haida eddies in the Gulf of Alaska' Geophysical Research Letters, vol 38, no. 13, pp. L13607., 10.1029/2011GL047946

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Xiu, Peng; Palacz, Artur P.; Chai, Fei; Roy, Eric G.; Wells, Mark L. / Iron flux induced by Haida eddies in the Gulf of Alaska.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 38, No. 13, 2011, p. L13607.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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title = "Iron flux induced by Haida eddies in the Gulf of Alaska",
publisher = "American Geophysical Union",
author = "Peng Xiu and Palacz, {Artur P.} and Fei Chai and Roy, {Eric G.} and Wells, {Mark L.}",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1029/2011GL047946",
volume = "38",
number = "13",
pages = "L13607",
journal = "Geophysical Research Letters",
issn = "0094-8276",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Iron flux induced by Haida eddies in the Gulf of Alaska

A1 - Xiu,Peng

A1 - Palacz,Artur P.

A1 - Chai,Fei

A1 - Roy,Eric G.

A1 - Wells,Mark L.

AU - Xiu,Peng

AU - Palacz,Artur P.

AU - Chai,Fei

AU - Roy,Eric G.

AU - Wells,Mark L.

PB - American Geophysical Union

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Mesoscale anticyclonic Haida eddies are proposed to deliver a substantial amount of iron into the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) central gyre, where surface waters experience high-nitrate low-chlorophyll conditions. In this study we calculate an averaged upwelling flux of dissolved iron into the euphotic zone (100 m) of 1.17 mol m-2 d-1 based on observed iron profiles and modeled eddy dynamics and resultant vertical velocities. This estimated eddy-derived iron supply rate is comparable with new estimates of pulsed iron fertilization rates from rare volcanic ash deposition events. Despite the relatively small area affected by Haida eddies, they are estimated to contribute about 4.6 × 106 moles of dissolved iron yearly to the GOA, which is equivalent to the annual atmospheric dust deposition. Haida eddies therefore represent a major iron source that should strongly influence the regional biological productivity and carbon budget of the GOA. Copyright 2011 by the American Geophysical Union.

AB - Mesoscale anticyclonic Haida eddies are proposed to deliver a substantial amount of iron into the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) central gyre, where surface waters experience high-nitrate low-chlorophyll conditions. In this study we calculate an averaged upwelling flux of dissolved iron into the euphotic zone (100 m) of 1.17 mol m-2 d-1 based on observed iron profiles and modeled eddy dynamics and resultant vertical velocities. This estimated eddy-derived iron supply rate is comparable with new estimates of pulsed iron fertilization rates from rare volcanic ash deposition events. Despite the relatively small area affected by Haida eddies, they are estimated to contribute about 4.6 × 106 moles of dissolved iron yearly to the GOA, which is equivalent to the annual atmospheric dust deposition. Haida eddies therefore represent a major iron source that should strongly influence the regional biological productivity and carbon budget of the GOA. Copyright 2011 by the American Geophysical Union.

U2 - 10.1029/2011GL047946

DO - 10.1029/2011GL047946

JO - Geophysical Research Letters

JF - Geophysical Research Letters

SN - 0094-8276

IS - 13

VL - 38

SP - L13607

ER -