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Unformatted text preview: input of inorganic nutrients. natural and cultural c. Example: death and re-birth of Lake Washington 2. Stream ecosystems: bioenergetics and pollution problems C. Coastal oceans and water pollution 1. Historical: dilution is the solution to pollution 2. Red tides: dinoflagellates 3. Cultural eutrophication of coastal ocean: the dead zone 4. Nitrogen pollution: atmospheric deposition derived from burning fossil fuels, fertilizer added to agricultural fields and lawns, sewage treatment plants a. Terrestrial N saturation b. History of N flux in major rivers c. Sources of N in surface water 5. Conclusions: structural problems of population and agriculture The Omnivores Dilemma a. Nitrogen balance sheets for Northeast vs. Mississippi Valley b. Solutions? Phosphorous to surface waters: sewage treatment plants, fertilizer....
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2008 for the course NRE 5040 taught by Professor D'souza,julia during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '08