• The biogeochemical distribution of trace elements in the Indian Ocean

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      Geochemistry; trace metals; biogeochemistry; Indian Ocean; review

    • Abstract


      The present review deals with the distributions of dissolved trace metals in the Indian Ocean in relation with biological, chemical and hydrographic processes. The literature data-base is extremely limited and almost no information is available on particle processes and input and output processes of trace metals in the Indian Ocean basin and therefore much research is needed to expand our understanding of the marine chemistries of most trace metals. An area of special interest for future research is the Arabian Sea. The local conditions (upwelling induced productivity, restricted bottom water circulation and suboxic intermediate waters) create a natural laboratory for studying trace metal chemistry.

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      Paul M Saager1 2

      1. Department of Earth Sciences, Free University, De Boelelaan 1085, Amsterdam - 1081 HV, The Netherlands
      2. Environmental Department, Grontmij A & T, P.O. Box 203, De Bilt - 3730 AE, The Netherlands
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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