Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Research article
15 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 15 Jan 2024

Short-term variation in pH in seawaters around coastal areas of Japan: characteristics and forcings

Tsuneo Ono, Daisuke Muraoka, Masahiro Hayashi, Makiko Yorifuji, Akihiro Dazai, Shigeyuki Omoto, Takehiro Tanaka, Tomohiro Okamura, Goh Onitsuka, Kenji Sudo, Masahiko Fujii, Ryuji Hamanoue, and Masahide Wakita

Data sets

Continuous monitoring data for the water quality of Tokyo Bay Tokyo Bay Environmental Information Center

Short summary
We carried out parallel year-round observations of pH and related parameters in five stations around the Japan coast. It was found that short-term acidified situations with Omega_ar less than 1.5 occurred at four of five stations. Most of such short-term acidified events were related to the short-term low salinity event, and the extent of short-term pH drawdown at high freshwater input was positively correlated with the nutrient concentration of the main rivers that flow into the coastal area.
Final-revised paper