This section presents the GEOTRACES scientific activities.
Mercury stable isotopes constrain atmospheric pathways to the ocean
The study’s results hold promise that the implementation of anti-pollution measures under the Minamata Convention will likely result in a faster decrease of oceanic mercury levels than previously thought.
Icebergs as sources of trace metals to the ocean: which impact?
Earth’s Ice Sheets are known to release significant quantities of lithogenic particles into the ocean every year, but how does this material affect trace metal availability in the ocean?
Microbial trace metal trafficking on marine particles
This study provides evidence for the processing of nine particulate trace metals in multiple manners by diverse microbial communities.
Volcanic emissions in the Southern Ocean: an efficient and unexpected source of iron for this remote area
This study suggests that volcanic emission can represent a significant source of bioavailable iron to open ocean anaemic ecosystems.
Surprisingly heavy silicon isotopes in the surface and deep Arctic Ocean
Brzezinski and his colleagues report on a comprehensive study of the Arctic Ocean silicic acid concentrations and silicon isotopic composition…
Unique winter dataset of particulate and dissolved cadmium in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean
Cloete and collaborators analysed particulate and dissolved cadmium at 7 stations in austral winter along a North South section off South Africa.
A new proxy for ocean iron bioavailability
The approach established and verified in this study, opens a new way for determining dissolved iron bioavailability in samples across the ocean.
Scavenging differentiates the distribution of cadmium, nickel, zinc and copper in the North Pacific Ocean
Zheng and co-authors observed sectional distributions of cadmium, nickel, zinc, and copper in the North Pacific Ocean during three GEOTRACES related cruises…
Surprising conservativity of trace metals along a costal embayment salinity gradient
Chen and co-workers analyzed an array of trace metals together with Rare Earth Elements in a salinity gradient in the Jinhae Bay, the largest semi-enclosed bay in South Korea…