1994 Arctic Ocean Section
than smaller organisms to meet their iron needs since their requirement scales
with volume but their ability to transport scales with their surface area.
The ice rafting of sedimentary material from the edges to the center of the
basin and its effect on primary production represent a unique biogeochemical
pathway connecting physical, chemical and biological processes. The suscep-
tibility of this transport route to future perturbations of Arctic climatology is
unknown. However, it seems that any change that resulted in the dimunition
in the laboratory
of ice-edge freezing in winter might lead to significant changes in the nature
on the Louis S.
and magnitude of primary productivity of the central Arctic.