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Comment on “Dissolved organic sulfur in the ocean: Biogeochemistry of a petagram inventory”

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Science  26 May 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6340, pp. 813
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam6039

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Ksionzek et al. (Reports, 28 October 2016, p. 456) provide important data describing the distribution of dissolved organic sulfur (DOS) in the Atlantic Ocean. Here, we show that mixing between water masses is sufficient to explain the observed distribution of DOS, concluding that the turnover time of refractory DOS that Ksionzek et al. present cannot be deduced from their data.

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