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Geoecological justification of the ultimate levels of nutrients export from the territories of the Baltic Sea basin


Method for estimating the maximum allowable nutrient runoff from the territories of the Baltic Sea basin, which takes into account the heterogeneity of the catchment area has been drawn up. The method includes the integration of background components of runoff.

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Elena Vladimirovna Stepanova, Cand. Sc. (Geogr.), Senior Lecturer, Department of the Environment Chemistry, Russian State Hydrometeorologic University. Scientific areas of focus: hydrochemistry, geochemistry, eutrophication and chemical pollution of natural waters.

Grigorii Tevelevich Frumin, Dr. Sc. (Chem.), Prof., Department of Ecology, Russian State Hydrometeorologic University. Scientifi c areas of focus: toxicology, eutrophication and chemical pollution of natural waters, risk assessment.

Original Russian Text © E.V. Stepanova, G.T. Frumin, 2010, published in Ekologicheskaya Khimiya, 2010, Vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 31–37.

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Stepanova, E.V., Frumin, G.T. Geoecological justification of the ultimate levels of nutrients export from the territories of the Baltic Sea basin. Russ J Gen Chem 80, 2731–2737 (2010).

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  • Biogenic Element
  • Nutrient Export
  • Phosphorus Input
  • Anthropogenic Component
  • Ultimate Level