Nitrogen Cycling in the North Atlantic Ocean and its Watersheds

Report of the International SCOPE Nitrogen Project

Editors: Howarth, Robert (Ed.)

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Human activity has dramatically altered the global nitrogen cycle in recent decades. These changes are not evenly distributed around the world; rather, they are greatest in regions of significant industrial and agricultural activity, as the synthesis and use of inorganic fertilizers, cultivation of legumes, burning of fossil fuels, and the simple act of concentrating humans and animals in dense populations all lead to the release of excess, reactive forms of nitrogen into the environment. In part because reactive nitrogen is frequently a limiting nutrient in many terrestrial and aquatic systems, an excess can lead to a variety of adverse effects on both environmental and human health.
The North Atlantic Ocean and its contributing watersheds constitute a region which has seen perhaps the greatest increase in anthropogenically-derived nitrogen. In May of 1994, the International Scope Nitrogen Project, with funding from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the United Nations Environment Program, and the World Meteorological Organization, sponsored a workshop held on Block Island, RI, USA, entitled `Nitrogen Dynamics of the North Atlantic Basin'. More than 50 scientists from 12 different countries convened with a unique set of goals: an integrated and comprehensive estimate of the current nitrogen cycle of the ocean, coastal systems, and contributing watersheds of the North Atlantic region; an analysis of human-induced changes to those cycles; and an assessment of the current and future effects of human-induced changes to nitrogen cycling throughout the globe.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Nitrogen and phosphorus budgets of the North Atlantic Ocean and its watershed

    Galloway, J. N. (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Atmospheric deposition of nutrients to the North Atlantic Basin

    Prospero, J. M. (et al.)

    Pages 27-73

  • Regional nitrogen budgets and riverine N & P fluxes for the drainages to the North Atlantic Ocean: Natural and human influences

    Howarth, R. W. (et al.)

    Pages 75-139

  • The fate of nitrogen and phosphorus at the land-sea margin of the North Atlantic Ocean

    Nixon, S. W. (et al.)

    Pages 141-180

  • Inputs, losses and transformations of nitrogen and phosphorus in the pelagic North Atlantic Ocean

    Michaels, A. F. (et al.)

    Pages 181-226

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nitrogen Cycling in the North Atlantic Ocean and its Watersheds
Book Subtitle
Report of the International SCOPE Nitrogen Project
Editors
  • Robert Howarth
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1776-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1776-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4281-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7293-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 304
Topics