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dc.contributor.authorSnow, Samuel
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-09T13:07:39Z
dc.date.available2009-06-09T13:07:39Z
dc.date.issued2009-05-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/28291
dc.description.abstractDissolved and particulate phase iron (Fe) and phosphorus (P) concentrations were characterized in Effingham Inlet, a fjord located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The effect of redox conditions on Fe and P cycling was investigated through comparison of sediment and water samples taken above and below a water column redox boundary in the fjord. The data show that sharp increases in the concentration of dissolved P across the redox boundary cannot be explained solely by release of absorbed phosphorus associated with dissolution of iron oxide phases. These findings support new theories of P cycling in oceans, which suggest that redox sensitive cycling of polyphosphates by microorganisms may be a significant source of dissolved phosphorus in marine environments.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen
dc.subjectCyclingen
dc.subjectOceanen
dc.subjectPhosphorusen
dc.subjectIron oxidesen
dc.titleThe Role of Iron Oxides in Marine Phosphorus Cyclingen
dc.typeUndergraduate Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth and Atmospheric Sciences
dc.description.advisorEllery Ingall - Faculty Mentor


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