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Alpha 106 The Iron Hypothesis
Describes the Southern Ocean Iron Release Experiment (SOIREE) conducted in 1999. Explains the iron (Fe) hypothesis: dissolved Fe limits phytoplankton growth and biomass in a large proportion of nutrient-rich ocean; Fe concentrations may be linked to atmospheric CO2 levels and global warming/cooling. Reviews prior experiments and explains SOIREE protocol and experimental procedures, presents measurements/results using maps and graphs, and states conclusions and areas for further research.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Climatology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
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DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1336
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Royal Society of New Zealand
Southern Ocean Iron Release Experiment (SOIREE)