Impact of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on phytoplankton productivity in the South China Sea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Impact of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on phytoplankton productivity in the South China Sea
Author(s)
Kim, Tae-Wook; Lee, Kitack; Duce, Robert; Liss, Peter
Publication Year
2014-05-16
Abstract
The impacts of anthropogenic nitrogen (N) deposition on the marine N cycle are only now being revealed, but the magnitudes of those impacts are largely unknown in time and space. The South China Sea (SCS) is particularly subject to high anthropogenic N deposition, because the adjacent countries are highly populated and have rapidly growing economies. Analysis of data sets for atmospheric N deposition, satellite chlorophyll-a (Chl-a), and air mass back trajectories reveals that the transport of N originating from the populated east coasts of China and Indonesia, and its deposition to the ocean, has been responsible for the enhancements of Chl-a in the SCS. We found that atmospheric N deposition contributed approximately 20% of the annual biological new production in the SCS. The airborne contribution of N to new production in the SCS is expected to grow considerably in the coming decades.
ISSN
0094-8276
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2814
DOI
10.1002/2014GL059665
Bibliographic Citation
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, v.41, no.9, pp.3156 - 3162, 2014
Publisher
AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION
Subject
NUTRIENT DYNAMICS; FIXATION; OCEAN
Keywords
Atmospheric nitrogen deposition; Chlorophyll-a; Concentration weighted trajectories; Ocean productivity; South China Sea
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION
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