Surface Waters

Cadmium to phosphorus ratio in euphotic zone particulates: why does it vary?

Bourne and co-workers examine the particulate cadmium to phosphorus ratio (Cd/P) variations of 3 particle fractions (<1µm, 1-51µm and >51µm) from 50 casts covering spatial and temporal scales never reached so far for these parameters. This impressive data set allows them to study the effects of an El Niño, upwelling, large-scale in situ Fe fertilization, low-oxygen conditions, […]

Nov / 01 / 2018

Nice coupling between radium-228 and neodymium parameter distribution in oceanic surface waters

Using Radium-228 (228Ra) activity as an indicator of coastal water mass influence and a compilation of Neodymium (Nd) parameters in the first 100 m, Chen and co-authors propose that more stratified regions are generally associated with low surface Nd concentrations and that lateral mixing of Nd from coastal surface current is not the only mechanism determining […]

Jul / 14 / 2013