The Role of Freshwater Outflow in Coastal Marine Ecosystems

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642708886
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/17/2011
  • Series: Nato ASI Subseries G: (closed), #7
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Opening Address.- Invited Contributions.- Freshwater outflow in relation to space and time dimensions of complex ecological interactions in coastal waters.- Mixing and exchange processes in estuaries, fjords and shelf waters.- The role of brackish plumes in open shelf waters.- Laboratory modeling of dynamic processes in fjords and shelf waters.- Impact of freshwater discharge on production and transfer of materials in the marine environment.- A framework for discussion of marine zooplankton production in relation to freshwater runoff.- The dependence of fish larval survival on food andpredator densities.- Assessment of effects of freshwater runoff variability on fisheries production in coastal waters.- Computer model analysis of pelagic ecosystems in estuarine waters.- Inshore Waters.- The capacity of Lake Melville fjord to store runoff.- Inorganic nutrient regeneration in Loch Etive bottom water.- Physical exchange and the dynamics of phyto- plankton in Scottish sea-lochs.- Freshwater outflow effects in a coastal, macro- tidal ecosystem as revealed by hydrological, chemical and biological variabilities (Bay of Brest, western Europe).- Marginal Seas.- River input of nutrients into the German Bight.- Effects of freshwater inflow on the distribution, composition and production of plankton in the Dutch coastal waters of the North Sea.- Freshwater runoff control of the spatio-temporal distribution of phytoplankton in the lower St. Lawrence Estuary (Canada).- Biological and physical characteristics of a frontal region associated with the arrival of spring freshwater discharge in the southwestern Gulf of St. Lawrence.- Shelf Waters.- Relationships of St. Lawrence River outflow with sea surface temperature and salinity in the northwest Atlantic.- Water retention over Flemish Cap.- The Scottish Coastal Current.- Runoff driven coastal flow off British Columbia.- The seasonal influence of Chesapeake Bay phytoplankton to the continental shelf.- River runoff and shrimp abundance in a tropical coastal ecosystem — the example of the Sofala Bank (central Mozambique).- Timing and duration of spring blooming south and southwest of Iceland.- Production, grazing and sedimentation in the Norwegian Coastal Current.- Advection of Calanus finmarchicus between habitats in Norwegian coastal waters.- The ecological impact of the East Greenland Current on the north Icelandic waters.- Group Reports.- Oceanographic functions of freshwater discharge and consequences of change.- Interdisciplinary assessment of ecological problems related to freshwater outflow in coastal marine systems.- Summary Contribution.- On the role of freshwater outflow on coastal marine ecosystems — a workshop summary.- Recommendations.- Recommendations for joint international research cooperation.- List of Participants.
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