Dataset: GT11 - Fe Soluble
Deployment: KN204-01

Soluble Fe passed through 0.2 um Anopore filter, from GT11 cruise.
Lead Principal Investigator: 
Edward A. Boyle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT-EAPS)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Christopher I. Measures (University of Hawaii)
Jingfeng Wu (University of Miami, UM)
Jessica N. Fitzsimmons (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT-EAPS)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Shannon Rauch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
07 Jan 2013
Deployment Synonyms:
 GT11,  KN204-01A,  KN204-01B,  USGT-NAT-2011,  USGNAZT,  GNAT,  316N20111106,  KN204-1,  GA03
Version Date: 

Soluble iron (Fe), the Fe passing through a 0.02 µm Anodisc membrane filter, is reported in nmol Fe per kg of seawater. Samples were collected on the U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic Zonal Transect, Leg 2, in 2011.

In comparing this data to other published profiles of soluble Fe, it is valuable to know that soluble Fe is a highly operationally-defined parameter. The two most common methods of collecting soluble Fe samples are via 0.02 µm Anopore membrane filtration (this study) and by cross-flow filtration. An intercalibration between the two methods used to collect soluble Fe samples on the U.S. Atlantic GEOTRACES cruises are described in this excerpt (PDF) from a Fitzsimmons manuscript (in preparation). The intercalibration determined that "soluble Fe produced by cross-flow filtration (10 kDa membrane) is only ~65-70% of the soluble Fe produced by Anopore filtration."

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