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Main Title Eutrophication in the Baltic Sea Present Situation, Nutrient Transport Processes, Remedial Strategies / [electronic resource] :
Author Håkanson, Lars.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bryhn, Andreas C.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QH541.5.F7
ISBN 9783540709091
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Ecology. ; Sustainable development. ; Marine Sciences.
Internet Access
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Collation VIII, 261 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction, Background and Aim -- Basic Information on the Baltic Sea -- Water Exchange and Water Transport in the Baltic Sea -- Empirical Data and Models on Nutrients and Bioindicators in the Baltic Sea -- Nutrient Dynamics in the Baltic Sea -- Strategies for Remediation. For many years the reduction of eutrophication in the Baltic Sea has been a hot issue for mass-media, science, political parties and environmental action groups with manifold implications related to fisheries (will the Baltic cod survive?), sustainable coastal development (have billions of Euros been wasted on nitrogen reductions?), ecotoxicology (can we safely eat Baltic fish?). This book takes a holistic process-based ecosystem perspective on the eutrophication in the Baltic Sea, with a focus on the factors regulating how the system would respond to changes in nutrient loading. This includes a very special process for the Baltic Sea: land uplift. After being depressed by the glacial ice, the land is now slowly rising adding vast amounts of previously deposited nutrients and clay particles to the system. 110,000 to 140,000 tons of phosphorus per year are added to the system from land uplift, in comparison to the 30,000 tons of phosphorus per year from rivers.