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Publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

A North Sea and Baltic Sea Model Ensemble Eutrophication Assessment

Elin Almroth; Morten Skogen;
Open Access
Published: 01 Feb 2010
Publisher: Springer Netherlands

A method to combine observations and an ensemble of ecological models is suggested to produce a eutrophication assessment. Using threshold values and methodology from the Oslo and Paris Commissions (OSPAR) and the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM), four models are combined to assess eutrophication for the Baltic and North Seas for the year 2006. The assessment indicates that the entire southeastern part of the North Sea, the Kattegat, the Danish Straits, the Gulf of Finland, and the Gulf of Riga as well as parts of the Arkona Basin, the Bornholm Basin, and the Baltic proper may be classified as problem areas. The Bothnian Bay and parts of the Baltic proper, the Bornholm Basin, and the Arkona Basin are classified as potential problem areas. This method is a useful tool for the classification of eutrophication; however, the results depend on the threshold values, and further work is needed within both OSPAR and HELCOM to harmonize these values.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Oceanography Algal bloom Eutrophication Bay Environmental science Water quality Environmental impact assessment North sea Ecosystem Structural basin


Review Paper, Chlorophyll, Ecosystem, Eutrophication, Harmful Algal Bloom, Humans, Models, Theoretical, Nitrogen, North Sea, Oceans and Seas, Oxygen, Phosphorus, Public Policy, Reference Values, Water Pollution, Chemical, Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, Geography, Planning and Development, General Medicine

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