A Systems Analysis of the Baltic Sea by F.V. WulffA Systems Analysis of the Baltic Sea by F.V. Wulff

A Systems Analysis of the Baltic Sea

byF.V. WulffEditorL.a. Rahm, P. Larsson

Hardcover | March 20, 2001

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During recent decades, large-scale effects of pollution on marine estuaries and even entire enclosed coastal seas have become apparent. One of the first regions where this was observed is the Baltic Sea, whereby the appearance of anoxic deep basins, extensive algal blooms and elimination of top predators like eagles and seals indicated effects of both increased nutrient inputs and toxic substances.
This book describes the physical, biochemical and ecological processes that govern inputs, distribution and ecological effects of nutrients and toxic substances in the Baltic Sea. Extensive reviews are supplemented by budgets and dynamic simulation models.
This book is highly interdisciplinary and uses a systems approach for analyzing and describing a marine ecosystem. It gives an overview of the Baltic Sea, but is useful for any marine scientist studying large marine ecosystems.
Title:A Systems Analysis of the Baltic SeaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:457 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inShipping dimensions:23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:March 20, 2001Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540677690

ISBN - 13:9783540677697

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Physical Oceanography of the Baltic Sea.- 3 Climate and Hydrology of the Baltic Basin.- 4 Riverine Inputs of Nutrients to the Baltic Sea.- 5 Deposition of Nitrate and Ammonium from the Atmosphere to the Baltic Sea.- 6 Atmospheric and River Input of PCBs, DDTs and HCHs to the Baltic Sea.- 7 Pelagic Plankton Growth and Resource Limitations in the Baltic Sea.- 8 The Challenge of Sedimentation in the Baltic Sea.- 9 Role of Sediments in the Nutrient Dynamics of the Baltic.- 10 Dynamics and Distribution of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds in the Baltic Sea.- 11 Sediments and Macrofauna in the Baltic Sea - Characteristics, Nutrient Contents and Distribution.- 12 Statistical Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Variations in the Baltic Sea.- 13 A Nutrient Budget Model of the Baltic Sea.- 14 A Model of the Biogeochemical Cycles of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Baltic.- 15 A Multicompartment, Multi-Basin Fugacity Model Describing the Fate of PCBs in the Baltic Sea.- References.

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"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)