Articles | Volume 12, issue 21
Biogeosciences, 12, 6389–6403, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-6389-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 6389–6403, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-6389-2015

Research article 09 Nov 2015

Research article | 09 Nov 2015

C : N : P stoichiometry at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study station in the North Atlantic Ocean

A. Singh et al.

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Stoichiometry of macronutrients in the subtropical ocean is important to understand how biogeochemical cycles are coupled. We observed that elemental stoichiometry was much higher in the dissolved organic-matter pools than in the particulate organic matter pools. In addition ratios vary with depth due to changes in growth rates of specific phytoplankton groups, namely cyanobacteria. These data will improve biogeochemical models by placing observational constraints on these ratios.
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