Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 16, 1183–1205, 2020
Ocean Sci., 16, 1183–1205, 2020

Research article 17 Oct 2020

Research article | 17 Oct 2020

An explicit estimate of the atmospheric nutrient impact on global oceanic productivity

Stelios Myriokefalitakis et al.

Data sets

Atmospheric deposition fields of nutrients (N, Fe, and P) S. Myriokefalitakis

Short summary
Global inorganic and organic nutrient deposition fields are coupled to PISCES to investigate their effect on ocean biogeochemistry. Pre-industrial deposition fluxes are lower compared to the present day, resulting in lower oceanic productivity. Future changes result in a modest decrease in the nutrients put into the global ocean. This work provides a first assessment of the atmospheric organic nutrients' contribution, highlighting the importance of their representation in biogeochemistry models.