Title: Redfield behavior of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus depletions in Antarctic surface water
Authors: Hoppema, M ×
Goeyens, Leo #
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Amer soc limnology oceanography
Series Title: Limnology and oceanography vol:44 issue:1 pages:220-224
Abstract: Inspired by the recent debate about anomalous nutrient utilization ratios in the surface oceans, we calculated depletions of total carbon dioxide, nitrate, and phosphate for the surface layer of the western Weddell Sea in summer. The depletion ratios, which incorporate all changes over a period of about 3 months starting from the onset of the vegetative season, essentially follow the classical Redfield model. We argue that reliable Redfield ratios can only be obtained when the time interval over which the nutrient utilization ratios are determined is comparable to the length of the vegetative season. Nutrient depletions are perfectly suitable to obtain reliable nutrient consumption ratios. We have good reason to believe that in the surface waters of the Antarctic, as they are nun-lent replete, the nutrient consumption ratios comply with the classical Redfield values.
ISSN: 0024-3590
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Food and Microbial Technology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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