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Effect of Ocean Iron Fertilization on the Phytoplankton Biological Carbon Pump

Adam Pan, Babak Pourziaei & Huaxiong Huang

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 3 (2011), pp. 52-64.

Published online: 2011-03

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It has been proposed that photosynthetic plankton can be used as a biological carbon pump to absorb and sequester carbon dioxide in the ocean. In this paper, plankton population dynamics are simulated in a single stratified water column to predict carbon dioxide sequestering due to surface iron fertilization in deep ocean. Using a predator-prey model and realistic parameter values, iron fertilization was found to only cause temporary blooms up to 5 months in duration, and relatively small increases in adsorption of atmospheric $\mathrm{CO_{2}}$.

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Phytoplankton, carbon dioxide, iron fertilization, carbon pump.

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It has been proposed that photosynthetic plankton can be used as a biological carbon pump to absorb and sequester carbon dioxide in the ocean. In this paper, plankton population dynamics are simulated in a single stratified water column to predict carbon dioxide sequestering due to surface iron fertilization in deep ocean. Using a predator-prey model and realistic parameter values, iron fertilization was found to only cause temporary blooms up to 5 months in duration, and relatively small increases in adsorption of atmospheric $\mathrm{CO_{2}}$.

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It has been proposed that photosynthetic plankton can be used as a biological carbon pump to absorb and sequester carbon dioxide in the ocean. In this paper, plankton population dynamics are simulated in a single stratified water column to predict carbon dioxide sequestering due to surface iron fertilization in deep ocean. Using a predator-prey model and realistic parameter values, iron fertilization was found to only cause temporary blooms up to 5 months in duration, and relatively small increases in adsorption of atmospheric $\mathrm{CO_{2}}$.

Adam Pan, Babak Pourziaei & Huaxiong Huang. (1970). Effect of Ocean Iron Fertilization on the Phytoplankton Biological Carbon Pump. Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. 3 (1). 52-64. doi:10.4208/aamm.10-m1023
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