Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 19, 2365–2395, 2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 2365–2395, 2022
Research article
05 May 2022
Research article | 05 May 2022

Major processes of the dissolved cobalt cycle in the North and equatorial Pacific Ocean

Rebecca Chmiel et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Refereed Comment on bg-2021-305', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Mak Saito, 02 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-305', David Janssen, 11 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Mak Saito, 02 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Mar 2022) by Caroline P. Slomp
AR by Mak Saito on behalf of the Authors (21 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 Mar 2022) by Caroline P. Slomp
Short summary
Dissolved cobalt is present in trace amounts in seawater and is a necessary nutrient for marine microbes. On a transect from the Alaskan coast to Tahiti, we measured seawater concentrations of dissolved cobalt. Here, we describe several interesting features of the Pacific cobalt cycle including cobalt sources along the Alaskan coast and Hawaiian vents, deep-ocean particle formation, cobalt activity in low-oxygen regions, and how our samples compare to a global biogeochemical model’s predictions.
Final-revised paper