Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Ocean Sci., 12, 1003–1011, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-1003-2016
Ocean Sci., 12, 1003–1011, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-1003-2016

Research article 25 Aug 2016

Research article | 25 Aug 2016

Impact of vertical and horizontal advection on nutrient distribution in the southeast Pacific

Bàrbara Barceló-Llull et al.

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AR by Bàrbara Barceló-Llull on behalf of the Authors (30 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 May 2016) by Matthew Hecht
RR by Xavier Capet (28 May 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (10 Jun 2016) by Matthew Hecht
AR by Bàrbara Barceló-Llull on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (12 Jul 2016) by Matthew Hecht
AR by Bàrbara Barceló-Llull on behalf of the Authors (18 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Aug 2016) by Matthew Hecht
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Short summary
Vertical velocity in the ocean makes an important contribution to the modulation of marine ecosystems through its impact on fluxes of nutrients and phytoplankton. Here, we estimate full 3-D current velocity fields from an observation-based data product. The 3-D currents are used to force a set of particle-tracking (Lagrangian) experiments. The Lagrangian results show that vertical motions induce local increases in nitrate uptake reaching up to 30 %.