Atmospheric inputs of phosphorus and nitrogen to the southwest Mediterranean region: Biogeochemical responses of high mountain lakes

  title={Atmospheric inputs of phosphorus and nitrogen to the southwest Mediterranean region: Biogeochemical responses of high mountain lakes},
  author={Rafael Morales-Baquero and Elvira Pulido-Villena and Isabel Reche},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
We quantified dry and wet deposition of dust, nitrogen, and phosphorus over the southwest Mediterranean region (Sierra Nevada, Spain) and assessed its effects on the nutrient status and the chlorophyll a (Chl a) concentration in two high mountain lakes. Atmospheric deposition of particulate matter (PM) and total phosphorus (TP) were mainly associated with dryfall and showed a seasonal pattern similar to that reported for Saharan dust export toward the Mediterranean region, with maxima during… 

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