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[AOS23-05] Speciation of inorganic iodine in bottom water of the Funka Bay, Hokkaido
Keywords:denitrification, coastal water, redox
In this study, the objective was to investigate the temporal variation of iodine speciation in high productive coastal environment in subarctic area.Ship observations were conducted in Funka Bay, Hokkaido, in February, March, April, May, July, August, October, December of 2016. Seawater samples were vertically collected by CTD-observation system and Van-Dorn water sampler in the basin area of the Bay. The sampling depths were 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90 m Nutrients (NO3+NO2, NO2, NH4, PO4, SiO2) were analyzed by colorimeteric method, and I- was analyzed by voltammetry (CSV). Total inorganic iodine was determined by the CSV analysis of I- after the ascorbic reduction of IO3- (Total I: T-I = I- + IO3-).
The total column concentrations of T-I (560 - 580 nmol/L), which were averaged from the surface to the bottom water concentrations, had not distinct maximum or minimum throughout the year. On the other side, In the bottom water (90m), I- concentrations increased from May (108 nmol/L) to July (150 nmol/L), and IO3- concentrations drastically decreased from May (432 nmol/L) to July (188 nmol/L). The N* value( = NO2 + NO3 + NH4 - 16*PO4), which is used as an indicator of denitrification in seawater, was decreased from April (-6 μmol/L) to May (-12 μmol/L) and July (-14 μmol/L), implying that denitrification occurred in the bottom sediment. We considered that the decrease of IO3- concentration from May to July was resulted from the IO3- reduction in bottom sediment accompanied by nitrate reduction (denitrification).