Articles | Volume 17, issue 13
Research article
13 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 13 Jul 2020

Contrasting decadal trends of subsurface excess nitrate in the western and eastern North Atlantic Ocean

Jin-Yu Terence Yang, Kitack Lee, Jia-Zhong Zhang, Ji-Young Moon, Joon-Soo Lee, In-Seong Han, and Eunil Lee


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Jun 2020) by Jan-Berend Stuut
ED: Publish as is (08 Jun 2020) by Christine Klaas (Co-editor-in-chief)
AR by Kitack Lee on behalf of the Authors (12 Jun 2020)  Author's response 
Short summary
The anthropogenic nitrogen deposition has led to an increase in nitrate relative to phosphate in the upper oligotrophic waters; however, this anthropogenic nitrogen signal is unclear in the North Atlantic. We analyzed datasets from repeated measurements on meridional and zonal transects in the upper North Atlantic between the 1980s and 2010s and found that the anthropogenic nitrogen signal has been found only in the upper western North Atlantic.
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