Articles | Volume 12, issue 19
Biogeosciences, 12, 5567–5581, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5567-2015

Special issue: KEOPS2: Kerguelen Ocean and Plateau Study 2

Biogeosciences, 12, 5567–5581, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5567-2015

Research article 01 Oct 2015

Research article | 01 Oct 2015

The biogeochemical structuring role of horizontal stirring: Lagrangian perspectives on iron delivery downstream of the Kerguelen Plateau

F. d'Ovidio et al.

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Field campaigns are instrumental in providing ground truth for understanding and modeling global ocean biogeochemical budgets. A survey however can only inspect a fraction of the global oceans, typically a region hundreds of kilometers wide for a temporal window of the order of (at most) several weeks. In this spatiotemporal domain, mesoscale variability can mask climatological contrasts. Here we propose the use of multisatellite-based Lagrangian diagnostics to solve this issue.
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