Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Research article
12 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 12 Jul 2019

Nutrient distribution and nitrogen and oxygen isotopic composition of nitrate in water masses of the subtropical southern Indian Ocean

Natalie C. Harms, Niko Lahajnar, Birgit Gaye, Tim Rixen, Kirstin Dähnke, Markus Ankele, Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera, and Kay-Christian Emeis


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (07 Mar 2019) by Markus Kienast
AR by Natalie Carina Harms on behalf of the Authors (05 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Apr 2019) by Markus Kienast
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 May 2019)
RR by Annie Bourbonnais (13 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Jun 2019) by Markus Kienast
AR by Natalie Carina Harms on behalf of the Authors (21 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Jun 2019) by Markus Kienast
Short summary
The Indian Ocean subtropical gyre is a large oligotrophic area that is likely to adjust to continued warming by increasing stratification, reduced nutrient supply and decreasing biological production. In this study, we investigated concentrations of nutrients and stable isotopes of nitrate. We determine the lateral influence of water masses entering the gyre from the northern Indian Ocean and from the Southern Ocean and quantify the input of nitrogen by N2 fixation into the surface layer.
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