IIOE-2 Cruise No.EP12-1, 15 April, 2017 - 03 May, 2017 Kochi, India - Goa, India. Dust induced Primary Productivity and N2 fixation experiments in the Arabian Sea.
Kumar, P. Kiran
Karati, Kusum Komal
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Oceans act as a major sink for anthropogenic CO2 through primary production. The Arabian Sea (area ~6.2 × 106 km2) covers only about 1% of the global ocean surface but contributes up to 5% of the global marine primary production, partly due to high influx of ‘new’ nitrogen via diazotrophic N2 fixation. Iron, whose main source in the ocean is atmospheric transport of dust, is an essential nutrient for sustaining N2 fixation. Despite being in the vicinity of the Thar desert on the east and the Arabia desert on the west, the Arabian Sea has been projected to be an HNLC (high nutrient low chlorophyll) region.....
PublisherPhysical Research Laboratory
Spatial CoverageIndian Ocean