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Consequences of Artificial Deepwater Ventilation in the Bornholm Basin for Oxygen Conditions, Cod Reproduction and Benthic Biomass – a Model Study : Volume 11, Issue 1 (21/01/2015)

By Stigebrandt, A.

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Title: Consequences of Artificial Deepwater Ventilation in the Bornholm Basin for Oxygen Conditions, Cod Reproduction and Benthic Biomass – a Model Study : Volume 11, Issue 1 (21/01/2015)  
Author: Stigebrandt, A.
Volume: Vol. 11, Issue 1
Language: English
Subject: Science, Ocean, Science
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Rosenberg, R., Vinnå, L. R., Ödalen, M., & Stigebrandt, A. (2015). Consequences of Artificial Deepwater Ventilation in the Bornholm Basin for Oxygen Conditions, Cod Reproduction and Benthic Biomass – a Model Study : Volume 11, Issue 1 (21/01/2015). Retrieved from

Description: Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. We develop and use a circulation model to estimate hydrographical and ecological changes in the isolated basin water of the Bornholm Basin. By pumping well-oxygenated so-called winter water to the greatest depth, where it is forced to mix with the resident water, the rate of deepwater density reduction increases as well as the frequency of intrusions of new oxygen-rich deepwater. We show that pumping 1000 m3 s−1 should increase the rates of water exchange and oxygen supply by 2.5 and 3 times, respectively. The CRV (cod reproduction volume), the volume of water in the isolated basin meeting the requirements for successful cod reproduction (S > 11, O2 > 2 mL L−1), should every year be greater than 54 km3, which is an immense improvement, since it has been much less in certain years. Anoxic bottoms should no longer occur in the basin, and hypoxic events will become rare. This should permit extensive colonization of fauna on the earlier periodically anoxic bottoms. Increased biomass of benthic fauna should also mean increased food supply to economically valuable demersal fish like cod and flatfish. In addition, re-oxygenation of the sediments should lead to increased phosphorus retention by the sediments.

Consequences of artificial deepwater ventilation in the Bornholm Basin for oxygen conditions, cod reproduction and benthic biomass – a model study

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