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Role of Antarctic sea ice as a natural ocean fertilizer during the spring 2012-13 sea ice research voyage SIPEX-2
Entry ID: AAS_4051_biogeochemistry

Abstract: The dataset lists key biogeochemical parameters measured in sea ice during the SIPEX2 voyage, including dissolved and particulate iron and other trace metals, macronutrients (silicic acid, nitrates+nitrite, phosphoric acid and ammonium), iron binding organic ligands, dissolved and particulate organic carbon, Cholophylla, thermodynamics (temperature, salinity, brine volume and Rayleigh number).

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Purpose: Antarctic sea ice is known to store key micronutrients, such as iron, as well as a suite of less studied trace metals in winter which are rapidly released in spring. This stimulates ice edge phytoplankton blooms which drive the biological removal of climatically-important gases like carbon dioxide. By linking the distribution of iron and other trace elements to the cycles of carbon, nitrogen and silicon in the sea ice zone in spring, this project will identify their biogeochemical roles in the seasonal ice zone and how this may change with predicted climate-driven perturbations.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -62.15   S: -64.26   E: 120.58   W: 116.44

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lannuzel, D.
Dataset Title: Role of Antarctic sea ice as a natural ocean fertilizer during the spring 2012-13 sea ice research voyage SIPEX-2
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2019-01-09
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-26
Stop Date: 2012-10-29
Quality methods used for the analysis of the parameters follows international standard protocoles listed in the papers emanating from this research, and mostly listed in Miller et al., 2015. Cleaning for trace metal analysis follows the recommendations from GEOTRACES.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 167 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6226 7646
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: delphine.lannuzel at
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University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Lannuzel D., Chever F., van der Merwe P.C., Janssens J., Roukaerts A., Cavagna A.-J.,Townsend A.T., Bowie A.R., Meiners K.M. (2014), Iron biogeochemistry in Antarctic pack ice during SIPEX-2, Deep-Sea Research II, 12, doi:doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.12.003
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2019-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-10