#EESpublishes: Prof #GillianStewart of @GC_CUNY @QC_News on Fe specie variability in #mesopelagic zone at #OceanStationPAPA

Professor Gillian Stewart of EES and Queens College coauthored a paper entitled, “Temporal variability of dissolved iron species in the mesopelagic zone at Ocean Station PAPA” in the Journal of Marine Science.

Highlights include:

• A dissolved Fe enhancement in the mesopelagic zone of the NE Pacific was observed.
• The anomaly was also evident in Fe(II) distribution with depth.
• Aerosol deposition from Siberian forest fires is the likely cause of the anomalies.
• Dissolved Fe at the surface was at background levels.
• There was no evidence of a phytoplankton bloom.