Geologic and Climatic Time Scales of Nutrient Variability

  • Richard T. Barber
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 43)


Most ocean scientists are convinced that oceanic primary production plays some role in the global fluxes of biologically active elements such as carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus (Berger and Herguera, this volume). That conviction leads to an interesting question, “What processes regulate primary producers on the large time- and space-scales characteristic of the geologic and climatic scales?”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard T. Barber
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  1. 1.Duke University Marine LaboratoryBeaufortUSA

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