Articles | Volume 18, issue 15
Biogeosciences, 18, 4587–4601, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 4587–4601, 2021

Research article 11 Aug 2021

Research article | 11 Aug 2021

Fe-binding organic ligands in coastal and frontal regions of the western Antarctic Peninsula

Indah Ardiningsih et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Feb 2021) by Koji Suzuki
AR by indah ardiningsih on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Mar 2021) by Koji Suzuki
RR by Anh Pham (20 Mar 2021)
RR by Jonathan Lauderdale (26 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Apr 2021) by Koji Suzuki
Short summary
Organic Fe speciation is investigated along a natural gradient of the western Antarctic Peninsula from an ice-covered shelf to the open ocean. The two major fronts in the region affect the distribution of ligands. The excess ligands not bound to dissolved Fe (DFe) comprised up to 80 % of the total ligand concentrations, implying the potential to solubilize additional Fe input. The ligands on the shelf can increase the DFe residence time and fuel local primary production upon ice melt.
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