Articles | Volume 11, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 11, 6323–6339, 2014

Special issue: Boknis Eck Time Series Station (SW Baltic Sea)

Biogeosciences, 11, 6323–6339, 2014

Research article 24 Nov 2014

Research article | 24 Nov 2014

Long-term trends at the Boknis Eck time series station (Baltic Sea), 1957–2013: does climate change counteract the decline in eutrophication?

S. T. Lennartz et al.


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A time series of nine oceanic parameters from the coastal time series station Boknis Eck (BE, southwestern Baltic Sea) in the period of 1957-2013 is analysed with respect to seasonal cycles and long-term trends. Most striking was a paradoxical decreasing trend in oxygen with a simultaneous decline in eutrophication. Possible reasons for this paradox, e.g. processes related to warming temperatures such as increased decomposition of organic matter or altered ventilation, are discussed.
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