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Eddy effects on biogeochemistry

Ocean eddies tens of kilometres in radius can delineate local ecosystems and contribute to biogeochemical budgets. The characterization of three such eddies in a coastal upwelling region provides insight into these wonders of nature.

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Figure 1: An eastern upwelling ocean margin in the Southern Hemisphere.


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Mahadevan, A. Eddy effects on biogeochemistry. Nature 506, 168–169 (2014).

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