Changes in the nutrient budget due to physiochemical factors in the coastal area of Jeju, Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Changes in the nutrient budget due to physiochemical factors in the coastal area of Jeju, Korea
Lee T.; Moon J.-H.; Jung S.-K.; Park G.; Kwon S.; Min S.-H.; Son Y.B.
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Lee, Taehee(이태희)Park, Gwang Seob(박광섭)Kwon, Soonyeol(권순열)Min, Seung Hwan(민승환)Son, Young Baek(손영백)
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In Jeju coastal area which is UNESCO biosphere reserve, there has recently been eutrophication and serious changes in the coastal ecosystem such as coastal fishery decline and green algal bloom. A large amount of nutrients that inflow to the coastal area through the discharge of land-based aquaculture farms (LAFs) and submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) are transported by the tidal current. We established representative area of the Jeju coastal area and calculated the nutrients budget of the LAFs, SGD, primary production (PP), and sediment in this study area. The advection-diffusion equation applied to the model was calculated through the passive tracer experiments. The water mass transport in and out of the study area was estimated by modeling, and the nutrient fluxes was calculated by water volume and nutrient concentration. The nutrient released from the aquaculture farms are primarily determined by the reversing tidal currents along the coast of the study area, showing a narrow band of coast, indicating little cross-isobath nutrient exchange between the nearshore and offshore water. The amount of total carbon (TC), dissolved inorganic nitrogen ( DIN), dissolved inorganic phosphorus ( DIP) and dissolved silicon (DSi) influxes into the study area from the LAFs, SGD and offshore were 2,696,282, 18,823, 3,395 and 65,723, respectively. The amount of TC, TN, TP and Si outfluxes transported from the study area to the offshore, deposited in the sediment and used for PP were 2,696,274, 18,821, 3,394 and 65,721, respectively. In the study area nutrients are accumulating due to inflows more than outflows. The accumulation rate of TC, DIN, DIP and DSi are 2.29 mg.m(-3).day(-1), 0.76 mg.m(-3).day(-1), 0.18 mg.m(-3).day(-1), 1.06 mg.m(-3).day(-1), respectively. The coastal area of Jeju is accumulating nutrients, which could increase coastal pollution such as eutrophication, green algal bloom and whitening.
Bibliographic Citation
Journal of Coastal Research, v.95, no.sp1, pp.57 - 61, 2020
Coastal Education Research Foundation Inc.
land-based aquaculture farm; Regional Ocean Modeling System; nutrient flux; nutrient accumulation
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Coastal Education Research Foundation Inc.
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Marine Geochemistry,Marine Environment,Oceanography,해양지화학,해양환경,해양학

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