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Journal of Oceanography

, Volume 60, Issue 6, pp 1001–1005 | Cite as

Open Ocean Originated Phosphorus and Nitrogen in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan

  • Tetsuo Yanagi
  • Daisuke Ishii
Article

Abstract

The ratios of phosphorus and nitrogen originating from land and the open ocean in the Seto Inland Sea, which is the largest semi-enclosed coastal sea in Japan, have been estimated from data on total phosphorus and nitrogen loads and observed concentrations of total phosphorus and nitrogen. The ratios of land-origin and open-ocean-origin total phosphorus and nitrogen in the Seto Inland Sea are 0.28:0.72 and 0.19:0.81, respectively.

Keywords

Phosphorus nitrogen residence time nutrient load 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for Applied MechanicsKyushu UniversityKasugaJapan

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