Physical Oceanography

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 161–167 | Cite as

Analysis of the basic classes of organic compounds dissolved in seawater and their behaviour in the estuaries of rivers and coastal zone of the sea

  • E. E. Sovga
  • V. A. Zhorov
Analysis of Observations and Methods of Calculating Oceanic Hydrophysical Fields


On the basis of the available literature data, we analyze basic classes of organic compounds dissolved in seawater and study the transformations of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids produced in the process of photosynthesis in seawater and their behaviour in river water and estuaries of the Black Sea. We also discuss the causes and distinctive features of the processes of production and destruction in the Black Sea.


Phytoplankton River Water Humic Acid Organic Substance Coastal Zone 
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  • E. E. Sovga
  • V. A. Zhorov

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