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Title: Distribution of iodate in the south western Bay of Bengal
Authors: Raju, G R K
Rajendran, A
Reddy, C V G
Issue Date: Jun-1983
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Low concentration of iodate at surface (Ca. 0.2 µM) and an increase in deeper waters (Ca, 0.55 µM) were observed in south western Bay of Bengal. A nutrient like behaviour of iodate was also found and phosphate showed that biota plays a major role in surface waters in the iodine system. A mole ratio of NO : PO : IO was found to be 94:10:1. Depletion of iodate, calculated in 2 ways, showed a linear model with the depletion of other nutrients in surface waters (above oxycline) suggesting a direct coupling of iodate with phosphate and nitrate during assimilation and/or regeneration.
Page(s): 67-71
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.12(2) [June 1983]

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