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Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2

Sensitivity to Change

Black Sea, Baltic Sea and North Sea

Editors: Özsoy, Emin, Mukaelyan, Alexander (Eds.)

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Recent decades have seen a degradation of the environmental quality in semi-enclosed seas, which are particularly sensitive to population pressures due to their naturally low flushing rates related to their geometry. The North Sea, Baltic Sea and the Black Sea are amongst the most seriously threatened seas in the Euro-Asian region. Each semi-enclosed sea has a distinct pattern of circulation, transport, mixing, associated with the particular geometry, topography, boundary processes, interior stratification, atmospheric forcing, ice fonnation, straits / sill controls, and the specific inputs of freshwater, nutrients and pollutants. The workshop investigated the distinctive physical and ecological characteristics of the three seas in a comparative manner, in order to identify the types of driving forces and dynamic controls operating on productivity, nutrient cycling, physical transport and mixing mechanisms. A comparative study of these controlling mechanisms would allow us to better understand ecosystem sensitivity in these different environments. The workshop presentations highlighted the complexity of the semi-enclosed seas related to the interaction amongst the physical, chemical and biological fields, and differences in time and space scales in each of the systems. Further, a strong climate signal exists in these systems, manifest in the interannual, interdecadal and longer term variability. Part of the variability appears connected with background climatic variability.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

Table of contents (37 chapters)
  • Changes of Mean Sea Level and Ice Conditions in Gdynia as Indicators of Climate Changes in the Gulf of Gdañsk

    Pages 1-9

    Sztobryn, M. (et al.)

  • Variability of Northwestern Black Sea Hydrography and River Discharges As Part of Global Ocean-Atmosphere Fluctuations

    Pages 11-24

    Polonsky, A. (et al.)

  • Recent Man-Made Changes in the Black Sea Ecosystem

    Pages 25-31

    Zaitsev, Yu. P. (et al.)

  • Seasonal and Long-Term Variability of the Black Sea Optical Parameters

    Pages 33-48

    Vladimirov, V. L. (et al.)

  • The Nutrient Stock of the Romanian Shelf of the Black Sea During the Last Three Decades

    Pages 49-63

    Cociasu, A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sensitivity to Change
Book Subtitle
Black Sea, Baltic Sea and North Sea
Editors
  • Emin Özsoy
  • Alexander Mukaelyan
Series Title
Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2
Series Volume
27
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5758-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5758-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4535-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6429-3
Series ISSN
1389-1839
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 516
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