11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
[AOS09-08] An insight into chemical speciation of dissolved iron in the intermediate water of the North Pacific
Keywords:North Pacific, Iron, humid-like fluorescent dissolved organic matter
Although sedimentary iron from continental margins has been considered to have a strong impact on iron distribution in the open ocean. In the North Pacific, it has been pointed out that sedimentary iron from the shelf region of the Sea of Okhotsk is widely distributed via circulation of the dense shelf water, the Okhotsk Sea Intermediate Water, the North Pacific Intermediate Water. However, the chemical species of iron contributing long-distance transport by the circulation of intermediate waters have not been clarified.
We determined a transect of concentration of dissolved iron together with levels of humic-like fluorescent dissolved organic matter, as a tracer of iron species, from the Sea of Okhotsk to the subtropical gyre of the western North Pacific. In this presentation, we will discuss possible chemical species of dissolved iron contributing to long-distance transport through the circulation of intermediate waters in the North Pacific.