A time series of hydroxylamine (NH2OH) in the southwestern Baltic Sea.

Schweiger, Bianca, Hansen, Hans Peter and Bange, Hermann W. (2007) A time series of hydroxylamine (NH2OH) in the southwestern Baltic Sea. Open Access Geophysical Research Letters, 34 (L24608). DOI 10.1029/2007GL031086.

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Abstract

Hydroxylamine (NH(2)OH) is an intermediate of the marine nitrogen cycle and in marine environments dissolved NH(2)OH is short-lived. In order to investigate the distribution of NH(2)OH under varying oxygen conditions, its seasonal variability was investigated on a monthly basis from July 2005 to May 2006 at the time series station Boknis Eck located in the Eckernforde Bay (southwestern Baltic Sea). NH(2)OH concentrations were generally low and close to the detection limit. However, a pronounced increase was observed after the seasonal thermohaline stratification period with low oxygen/anoxic conditions in the deep layers was terminated in November 2005. The increase of NH(2)OH was associated with the re-oxygenation of the water column. We conclude that NH(2)OH was produced in-situ during nitrification. We suggest that the detection of significant amounts of NH(2)OH can be used as an indicator for a "fresh" nitrifying system.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000252013000001
Keywords: N2O; METABOLISM; BACTERIA; ANAMMOX; OXYGEN; WATER
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-CH Chemical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1029/2007GL031086
ISSN: 0094-8276
Projects: Boknis Eck, Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2008 16:51
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 10:02
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/8398

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