Modelling the role of marine particle on large scale 231Pa, 230Th, Iron and Aluminium distributions

Dutay, J.-C., Tagliabue, A., Kriest, Iris and van Hulten, M. M. P. (2015) Modelling the role of marine particle on large scale 231Pa, 230Th, Iron and Aluminium distributions Progress in Oceanography, 133 . pp. 66-72. DOI 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.01.010.

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Abstract

Highlights:
• We examine the role of marine particle for regulating trace element distribution.
• We review the state of the art for modelling the oceanic distribution of specific tracers: Thorium, Protactinium, Iron, and Aluminium.
• We review the state of the art for modelling particle distribution in large scale ocean biogeochemical model.

The distribution of trace elements in the ocean is governed by the combined effects of various processes, and by exchanges with external sources. Modelling these represents an opportunity to better understand and quantify the mechanisms that regulate the oceanic tracer cycles. Observations collected during the GEOTRACES program provide an opportunity to improve our knowledge regarding processes that should be considered in biogeochemical models to adequately represent the distributions of trace elements in the ocean. Here we present a synthesis about the state of the art for simulating selected trace elements in biogeochemical models: Protactinium, Thorium, Iron and Aluminium. In this contribution we pay particular attention on the role of particles in the cycling of these tracers and how they may provide additional constraints on the transfer of matter in the ocean.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000354341700007
Keywords: DISSOLVED IRON; FRACTIONATING TH-230; BIOGEOCHEMICAL MODEL; PA-231/TH-230 RATIO; CIRCULATION MODEL; LITHOGENIC CLAYS; THORIUM ISOTOPES; SOUTHERN-OCEAN; ATLANTIC-OCEAN; CARBON-CYCLE
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-BM Biogeochemical Modeling
OceanRep > SFB 754 > B2
OceanRep > SFB 754
OceanRep > SFB 754 > A2
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.01.010
ISSN: 0079-6611
Projects: COST, SFB754, Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 12:21
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 12:50
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/27826

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