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Balancing ocean nitrogen

Nature Geoscience volume 3, pages 383384 (2010) | Download Citation

The ocean's nitrogen budget has escaped quantification. A modelling study shows how a small shift in the nitrate-to-phosphate uptake ratio of phytoplankton has a large effect on calculated nitrogen fixation rates.

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  1. Wolfgang Koeve and Paul Kähler are in the Department of Biogeochemical Modelling, Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften, Düsternbrooker Weg 20, D-24105 Kiel, Germany.

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