Articles | Volume 13, issue 24
Research article
15 Dec 2016
Research article |  | 15 Dec 2016

Bioavailable atmospheric phosphorous supply to the global ocean: a 3-D global modeling study

Stelios Myriokefalitakis, Athanasios Nenes, Alex R. Baker, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos, and Maria Kanakidou

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