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The Resource Clean coastal waters : understanding and reducing the effects of nutrient pollution, Committee on the Causes and Management of Coastal Eutrophication, Ocean Studies Board and Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council, (electronic resource)

Clean coastal waters : understanding and reducing the effects of nutrient pollution, Committee on the Causes and Management of Coastal Eutrophication, Ocean Studies Board and Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council, (electronic resource)

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Clean coastal waters : understanding and reducing the effects of nutrient pollution
Title
Clean coastal waters
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understanding and reducing the effects of nutrient pollution
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Committee on the Causes and Management of Coastal Eutrophication, Ocean Studies Board and Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council
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eng
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363.739/4
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TD427.N87
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N38 2000eb
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National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • Nutrient pollution of water
  • Marine eutrophication
  • Coastal zone management
  • Water quality management
  • Watershed management
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Environmental problems in coastal ecosystems can sometimes be attributed to excess nutrients flowing from upstream watersheds into estuarine settings. This nutrient over-enrichment can result in toxic algal blooms, shellfish poisoning, coral reef destruction, and other harmful outcomes. All U.S. coasts show signs of nutrient over-enrichment, and scientists predict worsening problems in the years ahead. Clean Coastal Waters explains technical aspects of nutrient over-enrichment and proposes both immediate local action by coastal managers and a longer-term national strategy incorporating policy design, classification of affected sites, law and regulation, coordination, and communication. Highlighting the Gulf of Mexico's "Dead Zone", the Pfiesteria outbreak in a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, and other cases, the book explains how nutrients work in the environment, why nitrogen is important, how enrichment turns into over-enrichment, and why some environments are especially susceptible. Economic as well,as ecological impacts are examined. In addressing abatement strategies, the committee discusses the importance of monitoring sites, developing useful models of over-enrichment, and setting water quality goals. The book also reviews voluntary programs, mandatory controls, tax incentives, and other policy options for reducing the flow of nutrients from agricultural operations and other sources
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Clean coastal waters : understanding and reducing the effects of nutrient pollution, Committee on the Causes and Management of Coastal Eutrophication, Ocean Studies Board and Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-345) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000123190
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unknown
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9780309069489
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(casebound)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000123190
Label
Clean coastal waters : understanding and reducing the effects of nutrient pollution, Committee on the Causes and Management of Coastal Eutrophication, Ocean Studies Board and Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-345) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000123190
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780309069489
Isbn Type
(casebound)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000123190

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