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author = {Qin, X and Menviel, L and Sen, Gupta A and van, Sebille E},
doi = {10.1002/2016GL070501},
journal = {Geophysical Research Letters},
pages = {9843--9851},
title = {Iron sources and pathways into the Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent},
url = {},
volume = {43},
year = {2016}

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AB - Using a novel observationally constrained Lagrangian iron model forced by outputs from an eddy-resolving biogeochemical ocean model, we examine the sensitivity of the Equatorial Undercurrent (EUC) iron distribution to EUC source region iron concentrations. We find that elevated iron concentrations derived from New Guinea Coastal Undercurrent (NGCU) alone is insufficient to explain the high concentrations observed in the EUC. In addition, due to the spread in transit times, interannual NGCU iron pulses are scavenged, diluted, or eroded, before reaching the eastern equatorial Pacific. With an additional iron source from the nearby New Ireland Coastal Undercurrent, EUC iron concentrations become consistent with observations. Furthermore, as both the New Guinea and New Ireland Coastal Undercurrents strengthen during El Niño, increased iron input into the EUC can enhance the iron supply into the eastern equatorial Pacific. Notably, during the 1997/1998 El Niño, this causes a simulated 30% iron increase at a 13 month lag.
AU - Qin,X
AU - Menviel,L
AU - Sen,Gupta A
AU - van,Sebille E
DO - 10.1002/2016GL070501
EP - 9851
PY - 2016///
SN - 0094-8276
SP - 9843
TI - Iron sources and pathways into the Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent
T2 - Geophysical Research Letters
UR -
UR -
VL - 43
ER -