Increasing N Abundance in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean Due to Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition

  title={Increasing N Abundance in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean Due to Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition},
  author={Tae-Wook Kim and Kitack Lee and Raymond G. Najjar and Hee-Dong Jeong and Hae Jin Jeong},
  pages={505 - 509}
Nitrogen deposition from the atmosphere has altered the nitrate:phosphorus ratio in the marginal seas of the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The relative abundance of nitrate (N) over phosphorus (P) has increased over the period since 1980 in the marginal seas bordering the northwestern Pacific Ocean, located downstream of the populated and industrialized Asian continent. The increase in N availability within the study area was mainly driven by increasing N concentrations and was most likely due to… 

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