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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1991

NEWS...
OCEAN FERTILIZATION


Item #d91apr72

Several recent papers, discussed in the following articles and listed in a special section of Professional Publications in this Global Climate Change Digest issue--Apr. 1991, argue against the likelihood of effectively reducing atmospheric CO2 levels by fertilizing high-latitude areas of ocean with iron to stimulate the growth of plankton. A similar view emerged from a February 1991 symposium held by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography in San Marcos, Calif.

"Iron Determinations," P. Lloyd, Nature, p. 19, Mar. 7, 1991. Discusses the San Marcos meeting and work by Peng and Broeker, and Sarmiento et al.

"Doubts Raised on Ocean Fertilization with Iron," R. Baum, Chem. Eng. News, pp. 29-30, Feb. 4, 1991. Concerns the Peng and Broeker paper.

"Ironing Away a Greenhouse Wrinkle," Sci. News, p. 63, Jan. 26, 1991.

"Iron Fertilization Enriches Controversy," S. Bush, Eos, p. 10, Jan. 8, 1991. Discusses recent articles in Global Biogeochem. Cycles (not listed here).

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