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Evaluation of eutrophication in the Ria Formosa coastal lagoon , Portugal

  title={Evaluation of eutrophication in the Ria Formosa coastal lagoon , Portugal},
  author={A. Newtona and J. D. Icelyb and M. Falcaoc and A. Nobred and J. P. Nunesd and J. G. Ferreirad and C. Valec},
The Ria Formosa is a shallow mesotidal lagoon on the south coast of Portugal, with natural biogeochemical cycles essentially regulated by tidal exchanges at the seawater boundaries and at the sediment interface. Existing data on nutrients in the water column and the sediment, together with chlorophyll a and oxygen saturation in the water column, are compared using different models for assessing eutrophication. The European Environmental Agency criteria are based on the comparison of nutrient… Expand

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