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Li 1991
Li, Y.H. (1991). Distribution Patterns of the Elements in the Ocean: a Synthesis. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 55(11): 3,223-3,240. doi: 10.1016/0016-7037(91)90485-N.
The observed partition patterns of elements between a marine solid phase (e.g., pelagic clays, deep sea manganese nodules, seamount manganese crusts, and plankton) and seawater can be, to the first approximation, explained by the James and Healy adsorption model, except for Ce, Co, Mn, Pb, and Tl, which are concentrated in the solid phase through oxidative uptake processes. In other words, the composition of seawater is mainly controlled by the compositions of source materials (i.e., the crustal igneous rocks and primary magmatic volatiles) and the physicochemical principles regulating the adsorption processes of various chemical species in seawater onto oceanic pelagic clays.

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pacific ferromanganese nodules, rare-earth elements, natural-waters, manganese-dioxide, dissolved gallium, chemical-compositions, marine-phytoplankton, living organisms, residence times, trace-elements
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