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Science  11 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5860, pp. 159
DOI: 10.1126/science.1150011

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Net community production in the Southern Ocean is correlated with simulated local dust deposition, and more so with modeled deposition of soluble iron. Model simulations of the latter two properties are consistent with observations in both hemispheres. These results provide strong evidence that aerosol iron deposition is a first-order control on net community production and export production over large areas of the Southern Ocean.

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