Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
Research article
07 Nov 2018
Research article |  | 07 Nov 2018

Diazotrophy as the main driver of the oligotrophy gradient in the western tropical South Pacific Ocean: results from a one-dimensional biogeochemical–physical coupled model

Audrey Gimenez, Melika Baklouti, Thibaut Wagener, and Thierry Moutin


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Aug 2018) by Laurent MÉMERY
AR by Audrey Gimenez on behalf of the Authors (20 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Sep 2018) by Laurent MÉMERY

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Audrey Gimenez on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2018)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (05 Nov 2018) by Laurent MÉMERY
Short summary
During the OUTPACE cruise conducted in the oligotrophic to ultra-oligotrophic region of the western tropical South Pacific, two contrasted regions were sampled in terms of N2 fixation rates, primary production rates and nutrient availability. The aim of this work was to investigate the role of N2 fixation in the differences observed between the two contrasted areas by comparing two simulations only differing by the presence or not of N2 fixers using a 1-D biogeochemical–physical coupled model.
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