Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Biogeosciences, 15, 5271–5286, 2018

Special issue: GEOVIDE, an international GEOTRACES study along the OVIDE...

Biogeosciences, 15, 5271–5286, 2018

Research article 30 Aug 2018

Research article | 30 Aug 2018

Aluminium in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Labrador Sea (GEOTRACES GA01 section): roles of continental inputs and biogenic particle removal

Jan-Lukas Menzel Barraqueta et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 May 2018) by Gideon Henderson
AR by Jan-Lukas Menzel Barraqueta on behalf of the Authors (17 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Jun 2018) by Gideon Henderson
Short summary
In the North Atlantic and Labrador Sea, low aerosol deposition and enhanced primary productivity control the dissolved aluminium (dAl) surface distribution, while remineralization of particles seems to control the distribution at depth. DAl in the ocean allows us to indirectly quantify the amount of dust deposited to a given region for a given period. Hence, the study of its distribution, cycling, sources, and sinks is of major importance to improve aerosol deposition models and climate models.
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