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The importance of river water inflow and shelf sediment-sea water exchange in the East Siberian Sea for the Nd isotopic composition of Arctic Ocean water
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Abstract [en]

With data generated from cruises to the Canada Basin in 2000, to the Eurasian and Central Arctic Ocean basins in 2001, to the Fram Strait in 2002 and to the Chuckchi Sea in 2005 we now have a good general view of the distribution and isotopic composition of Nd (εNd) in the Arctic Ocean [1, 2]. The restricted Arctic Ocean basin is surrounded by large continental shelves, covering more than 50% of its total area.Distinct from other oceans, with surface water Nd depletion, there is throughout the Arctic a pattern of high Nd concentrations, up to 58pM, at the surface that gradually diminish with depth to 15-18pM in the deep waters. A range of isotopic variations across the Arctic and within individual depth profiles reflects the different sources of waters. The dominant source of water and Nd is the Atlantic (εNd= -10.7). Radiogenic isotope Nd signatures can be traced in Pacific water flowing into the Canada Basin and further into the Eurasian Basin (up to εNd= -6.5). The variation of εNd and concentration in the Arctic Ocean suggest that Nd input from rivers and shelf sediments is also of great importance.Improving our understanding of the vast Siberian Shelves influence on Nd and trace element behaviour in the Arctic Ocean was one of the main objectives of the International Siberian Shelf Study 2008 (ISSS-08). The ISSS-08 cruise recovered filtered water (<0.2µm), particles and sediments from the Laptev and East Siberian Seas as well as estuarine and river water from Lena, Indigirka and Kolyma. Crucial processes, including loss of river water Nd in the estuarine region and shelf sediment-sea water exchange will be discussed in terms of controlling the Nd concentration and isotopic composition of sea water.[1] Andersson et al. (2008) GCA 72, 2854-2867. [2] Porcelli et al. (2009, in press) GCA. (2009, in press)

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 73, A41- p.
Keyword [en]
Natural sciences - Earth sciences
Keyword [sv]
Naturvetenskap - Geovetenskap
Research subject
Applied Geology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39934Local ID: edf1f4f0-7da0-11de-8da0-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-39934DiVA: diva2:1013453
Conference
Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference : 21/06/2009 - 26/06/2009
Note
Godkänd; 2009; 20090731 (ysko)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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