Impact of ship-borne nitrogen deposition on the Gulf of Finland ecosystem: an evaluation

October 2013
Oceanologia;2013, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p837
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the impact of deposition of oxidized nitrogen from ship emissions in the Gulf of Finland. It evaluates the consequences of ship nitrogen deposition including change of annual phytoplankton blooms and nitrogen fixation based on two 10-year hindcast simulations with coupled hydrodynamic and ecological models. As per the analysis, the effect of deposition on nitrogen fixation by cyanobacteria was greater in the western and central Gulf of Finland.


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