Eutrophication symptoms: the German Bight

The German Bight is a shallow embayment that receives the direct contributions of Elbe, Weser and Ems rivers. Due to the patterns of the residual water circulation in the North Sea, the German Bight is also enriched in nutrients coming from remote contributors as the Rhine/Meuse rivers and the Thames river.

Though it is not encompassed in any of the model domains tackled by EMoSEM, the German Bight is to be considered in the discussion in collaboration with UHAM and Deltares, as it is a sensitive area to eutrophication receiving remote riverine contributions from the Southern North Sea rivers.

German Bight and Weser River

German Bight and Weser River (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

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