This workshop will assess the state of understanding of trace metal fluxes at the four ocean boundaries: continents, marine sediments, the atmosphere, and mid-ocean-ridges. It will seek to quantify fluxes for key trace elements, and describe as fully as possible the processes that control them, so that changes to these fluxes in the past and future can be predicted. It will also identify areas where fluxes remain uncertain, or tracers disagree, and prioritise areas for future research.
There will two sessions of breakout groups. Both sessions will be based around the four ocean boundaries. Attendees will be pre-assigned to groups based on their input before the meeting, with many changing groups between the two sessions. Discussion will be summarised in a paper for each of the four boundaries.
Biographies and abstracts are available below, together with the schedule of talks. Alternatively you can download the draft programme (PDF).
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This meeting was preceded by a two-day discussion meeting Biological and climatic impacts of ocean trace element chemistry held at the Royal Society, London.
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