Modelling the marine eutrophication: A review

Type Article
Date 2018-09
Language English
Author(s) Menesguen Alain1, Lacroix Genevieve2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Dept Coastal Environm Dynam DYNECO, Ctr Bretagne, BP 70, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : Royal Belgian Inst Nat Sci RBINS, Operat Directorate Nat Environm OD Nat, Gulledelle 100, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium.
Source Science Of The Total Environment (0048-9697) (Elsevier Science Bv), 2018-09 , Vol. 636 , P. 339-354
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.183
WOS© Times Cited 19
Keyword(s) Marine eutrophication, Biogeochemical models, Deterministic versus statistical, Nutrient reduction scenarios, Land-sea coupling, Climate change

In the frame of a national, joint scientific appraisal, 45 scientific French-speaking experts have been mandated in 2015–2016 by the French ministries of Environment and Agriculture to perform a global review of scientific literature dealing with the eutrophication phenomenon, in freshwater as well as in marine waters. This paper summarizes the main results of this review restricted to a sub-domain, the modelling approach of the marine eutrophication. After recalling the different aims pursued, an overview is given on the historical time course of this modelling effort, its world distribution and the various tools used. Then, the main results obtained are examined, highlighting the specific strengths and weaknesses of the present models. Needs for future improvement are then listed.

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