Articles | Volume 13, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 13, 5753–5769, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-5753-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 5753–5769, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-5753-2016

Research article 18 Oct 2016

Research article | 18 Oct 2016

Modelling nutrient retention in the coastal zone of an eutrophic sea

Elin Almroth-Rosell et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (20 May 2016) by Katja Fennel
AR by Elin Almroth-Rosell on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Jul 2016) by Katja Fennel
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Jul 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 Jul 2016) by Katja Fennel
AR by Elin Almroth-Rosell on behalf of the Authors (10 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Sep 2016) by Katja Fennel
AR by Elin Almroth-Rosell on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Nutrients from land have been discussed to increase eutrophication in the open sea. This model study shows that the coastal zone works as an efficient filter. Water depth and residence time regulate the retention that occurs mostly in the sediment due to processes such as burial and denitrification. On shorter timescales the retention capacity might seem less effective when the land load of nutrients decreases, but with time the coastal zone can import nutrients from the open sea.
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