Publications 2022

Natural and anthropogenic influences on the development of mud depocenters in the southwestern Baltic Sea

Porz, L., Zhang, W., Schrum, C., 2022, Oceanologia.

The influence of bottom trawling on sediment resuspension in the Baltic Sea was investigated using a numerical ocean model. The results show that bottom trawling significantly increases sediment balance and transport compared to the natural state. For APOC, the model development resulting from the study is an important and necessary step to quantify the impact of bottom trawling on fluxes of particulate organic carbon in the North Sea.