Ratio of Nitrate and phosphate in ocean

Value 15 N atoms/1 P atom
Organism Biosphere
Reference L. A. Codispoti, An oceanic fixed nitrogen sink exceeding 400 TgNa-1 vs the concept of homeostasis in the fixed-nitrogen inventory, Biogeosciences, 4, 233–253, 2007
Primary Source Falkowski, P. G.: Rationalizing elemental ratios in unicellular algae, J. Phycol., 36, 3–6, 2000.
Comments This ratio is quite similar to the canonical “Redfieldian” ratio of 16 in “plankton” BNID 100590, 104197
Entered by Uri M
ID 104780