Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Biogeochemistry

Iron's voyage from the abyss

An iron-rich plume of water from a hydrothermal vent has been found to extend more than 4,000 kilometres through the ocean. The finding has implications for the productivity of marine algae, and therefore for climate. See Letter p.200

Your institute does not have access to this article

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

Figure 1: Sampling seawater.

Brett Longworth

Notes

  1. See all news & views

References

  1. Moore, C. M. et al. Nature Geosci. 6, 701–710 (2013).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Kohfeld, K. & Ridgwell, A. in Surface Ocean: Lower Atmosphere Processes (eds Le Quéré, C. & Saltzman, E. S.) 251–286 (Am. Geophys. Un., 2009).

    Book  Google Scholar 

  3. Resing, J. A. et al. Nature 523, 200–203 (2015).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Von Damm, K. L. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 18, 173–204 (1990).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Bennett, S. A. et al. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 270, 157–167 (2008).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Yücel, M., Gartman, A., Chan, C. S. & Luther, G. W. III Nature Geosci. 4, 367–371 (2011).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  7. Toner, B. M., Marcus, M. A., Edwards, K. J., Rouxel, O. & German, C. R. Oceanography 25, 209–212 (2012).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  8. Wu, J., Wells, M. L. & Rember, R. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 75, 460–468 (2011).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  9. Nishioka, J., Obata, H. & Tsumune, D. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 361, 26–33 (2013).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  10. Saito, M. A. et al. Nature Geosci. 6, 775–779 (2013).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  11. Conway, T. M. & John, S. G. Nature 511, 212–215 (2014).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  12. Fitzsimmons, J. N., Boyle, E. A. & Jenkins, W. J. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 111, 16654–16661 (2014).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  13. Völker, C. & Tagliabue, A. Mar. Chem. 173, 67–77 (2015).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  14. Rue, E. L. & Bruland, K. W. Mar. Chem. 50, 117–138 (1995).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  15. Lenton, A. et al. Geophys. Res. Lett. 36, L12606 (2009).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  16. de Lavergne, C., Palter, J. B., Galbraith, E. D., Bernardello, R. & Marinov, I. Nature Clim. Change 4, 278–282 (2014).

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Kazuhiro Misumi.

Related links

Related links

Related links in Nature Research

Biogeochemistry: The great iron dump

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Misumi, K. Iron's voyage from the abyss. Nature 523, 160–161 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/523160a

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/523160a

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing