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Glaciers Contribute Significant Iron to North Atlantic Ocean

March 10, 2013

Ben Gready measures the electrical conductivity A new study by biogeochemists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has identified a large, unexpected source of iron in the North Atlantic--Meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets, which may stimulate plankton growth during spring and summer. This source is likely to increase as melting of the Greenland ice sheet escalates under a warming climate. Full Story

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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