Atmospheric deposition of inorganic nitrogen to East Asian marginal seas

Title
Atmospheric deposition of inorganic nitrogen to East Asian marginal seas
Author(s)
김태욱; 박근하; 김하련
Publication Year
2019-07-18
Abstract
The atmospheric deposition of anthropogenic nitrogen is an increasingly important new source of nitrogen to the ocean. This presentation shows the concentrations and depositional fluxes of nitrate and ammonium in airborne total suspended particles and precipitation, and factors affecting them based on three-year observation data collected in an eastern coastal site (Uljin) of South Korea, adjacent to the East Sea. Potential sources for these reactive nitrogen species could be identified based on air mass backward trajectories and stable isotope ratio in atmospheric nitrate. Atmospheric nitrogen deposition could contribute to approximately two percent of phytoplankton production in the southwestern East Sea. The nitrogen and oxygen isotopic ratios in atmospheric and seawater samples also could evidence a significant contribution of atmospheric nitrogen deposition to the nitrogen pool in the East Sea. It was also shown that atmospheric deposition could directly reduce ocean alkalinity. In addition, similar investigations being conducted in a western coastal site (Songdo) of South Korea and an ocean site located in the Yellow Sea will also be introduced.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/22546
Bibliographic Citation
3rd YSLME SCIENCE CONFERENCE, 2019
Publisher
UNDP/GEF
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
UNDP/GEF
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