Nitrogen flux and sources in the Mississippi River Basin.

  title={Nitrogen flux and sources in the Mississippi River Basin.},
  author={Donald A. Goolsby and William A. Battaglin and Brent T. Aulenbach and Richard P. Hooper},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={248 2-3},
Nitrogen from the Mississippi River Basin is believed to be at least partly responsible for the large zone of oxygen-depleted water that develops in the Gulf of Mexico each summer. Historical data show that concentrations of nitrate in the Mississippi River and some of its tributaries have increased by factors of 2 to more than 5 since the early 1900s. We have used the historical streamflow and concentration data in regression models to estimate the annual flux of nitrogen (N) to the Gulf of… CONTINUE READING

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