Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 15, 1243–1271, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1243-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 1243–1271, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1243-2018

Research article 02 Mar 2018

Research article | 02 Mar 2018

Impacts of flocculation on the distribution and diagenesis of iron in boreal estuarine sediments

Tom Jilbert et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 Oct 2017) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Tom Jilbert on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Nov 2017) by Jack Middelburg
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Dec 2017)
RR by Peter Kraal (22 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Jan 2018) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Tom Jilbert on behalf of the Authors (16 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Jan 2018) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Tom Jilbert on behalf of the Authors (19 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Iron is a common dissolved element in river water, recognizable by its orange-brown colour. Here we show that when rivers reach the ocean much of this iron settles to the sediments by a process known as flocculation. The iron is then used by microbes in coastal sediments, which are important hotspots in the global carbon cycle.
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