The role of air-sea exchange in the marine nitrogen cycle

Jickells, Tim (2006) The role of air-sea exchange in the marine nitrogen cycle. Biogeosciences, 3 (3). pp. 271-280.

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This contribution to the Spot-On volume considers the magnitude and composition of atmospheric nitrogen inputs to the oceans and then goes on to consider the impacts of these inputs. Effects in open ocean and coastal areas are probably different. Offshore atmospheric inputs may produce a small enhancement of overall ocean productivity and hence CO2 drawdown. In coastal waters atmospheric inputs contribute significantly to overall eutrophication pressure, but evidence that they trigger algal blooms is limited. Management of atmospheric inputs to coastal waters to mitigate eutrophication pressures requires that emissions be managed over a wide area reflecting the efficient long range transport of atmospheric nitrogen. Strategies for management of oxidised and reduced nitrogen deposition will be different reflecting their different rates of deposition.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Author(s) 2006. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/life_below_water
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 14:55
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 12:33
DOI: 10.5194/bg-3-271-2006

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