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Volume 12, issue 21
Biogeosciences, 12, 6479–6491, 2015
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Biogeosciences, 12, 6479–6491, 2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Nov 2015

Research article | 12 Nov 2015

Quantifying importance and scaling effects of atmospheric deposition of inorganic fixed nitrogen for the eutrophic Black Sea

A. Varenik et al.
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Atmospheric deposition of inorganic fixed nitrogen has been evaluated and quantified for the Black Sea at different spatial and temporal scales. The effect of this deposition has appeared comparable to riverine load of nutrients. This atmospheric deposition can dramatically increase primary production with the major effects for off-shore regions. It does support the currently highly eutrophic state of the Black Sea and prevents rehabilitation of this ecosystem.
Atmospheric deposition of inorganic fixed nitrogen has been evaluated and quantified for the...