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Impact of atmospheric dust-derived material and nutrient inputs on near-surface plankton microbiota in the tropical North Atlantic

Abstract: This project is investigating how much of the nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus and iron are delivered to the ocean through atmospheric dust and how much of this material is available to the near surface plankton community. It may be that atmospheric input controls the production and the microbial diversity in the ocean where nutrients are the limiting factor. Fieldwork will concentrate on the North Atlantic tropical ocean and thus Saharan dust, and will consist mainly of two open ocean cruises: one in 2006 (air-sea campaign with the DODO project) and a second in 2007 (process study).
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  N: 30.0   S: 12.0   E: -14.0   W: -29.0
Max Altitude: 0M
Max Depth: 3374M

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-01-26
Stop Date: 2006-02-26
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DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23