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A Systems Analysis of the Baltic Sea

Series: Ecological Studies Volume: 148

Edited By: FV Wulff, LA Rahm and P Larsson

455 pages, 151 figs, 58 tabs


Hardback | Dec 2001 | #116691 | ISBN: 3540677690
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Features a review of the large-scale processes and features of the Baltic Sea, in terms of both eutrophication and contamination with toxic substances.

This book is highly interdisciplinary and uses a systems approach for analysing and describing the physical, biochemical and ecological processes that govern inputs, distribution and ecological effects of nutrients and toxic substances in the Baltic Sea. The book is certainly an invaluable reference on the large-scale dynamics of this marine ecosystem, but it will also be useful for marine scientists studying the causes behind changes that have occurred in other large marine ecosystems. (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry)


Introduction * Physical Oceanography of the Baltic Sea * The Climate and Hydrology of the Baltic Sea * The Climate and Hydrology of the Baltic Basin * Nutrient with the Rivers to the Baltic Sea * Deposition of Nitrate and Ammonium to the Baltic * Atmospheric and River Input of PCBs, DDTs and HCHs to the Baltic Sea * Pelagic Plankton Growth and Resource Limitations in the Baltic Sea * Sedimentation of Particulate Matter in the Baltic Sea * The Role of the Sediments in the Nutrient Dynamics of the Baltic * Dynamics and Distribution of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds in the Baltic Sea * Sediment and Macrofauna in the Baltic Sea - Characteristics, Nutrient Contents and Distribution * Statistical Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Variations in the Baltic Sea * Nutrient Budgets of the Baltic Sea * A Model of the Biogeochemical Cycles of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Baltic * A Multi-compartment, Multi-basin Fugacity Model Describing the Fate of PCBs in the Baltic Sea.

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