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Biogeosciences, 14, 1021–1038, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1021-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 1021–1038, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1021-2017

Research article 03 Mar 2017

Research article | 03 Mar 2017

Quantification of multiple simultaneously occurring nitrogen flows in the euphotic ocean

Min Nina Xu et al.

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To resolve multiple N transformation rates, we proposed an innovative “isotope matrix method” to simultaneously derive rates for multiple transformations. This method was designed specifically for incubations in the euphotic zone under simulated in situ light conditions and minimized potential biases caused by non-targeted processes. The method facilitates simple post hoc analysis of data and can be used to probe specific effects of environmental factors on the rates of interactive N processes.
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