Slowing the buildup of fossil CO2 in the atmosphere by iron fertilization: A comment

Jorge Louis Sarmiento

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Can the buildup of anthropogenic CO2 in the atmosphere be reduced significantly by fertilizing the surface southern ocean waters with iron? There aremany issues that need to be addressed in answering this question. Is iron scarcity indeed the dominant process limiting biological uptake of carbon, as hasbeen suggested by Martin [e.g., Martin et al., 199O]?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalGlobal Biogeochemical Cycles
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Atmospheric Science


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