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International Conference on Atmospheric Dust

1 June 2014 - 6 June 2014

International Conference on Atmospheric Dust
Dates: 1-6 June 2014
Location: Castellaneta Marina, Italy

For futher information: http://www.dust2014.org

GEOTRACES relevant sessions: 

Dust in the Sea — Impact on Biogeochemistry and Climate
Christel S. Hassler – Université de Genève – CH
Véronique Schoemann – Université Libre de Bruxelles – BE

Dust laden nutrients deposited in surface waters affect phytoplankton with impact for their primary productivity, biomass and biodiversity. Primary productivity is a critical step for climate regulation. Given that iron limits primary productivity in up to 30 % of the ocean and that most of the dust being deposited bear a significant amount of iron, its solubility, reactivity and bioavailability are actively studied. Such research goals are part of the GEOTRACES international science program. In order to improve our understanding of the links between continental dust, the ocean and the carbon cycle, this session welcomes contributions on the fate of elements delivered by atmospheric dust to the ocean, their bioavailability and their implication for the primary productivity. As the consequences from global change on dust deposition and atmospheric processing remain unknown, contributions on the global impact of dust oceanic deposition nowadays but also in the future are also welcome.


1 June 2014
6 June 2014
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