Ecological vulnerability and pollution of the Baltic Sea

Dujić, Marija (2015) Ecological vulnerability and pollution of the Baltic Sea. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Abstract

This paper aims to show the seriousness of the problem of pollution in the Baltic Sea region, and therefore the Baltic Sea itself. After a brief overview of the main characteristics of the Baltic Sea, such as position, origin, temperature and ice cover, salinity, depth, functional zones and the coast, the focus switches to the very serious problems and environmental impacts present in this region. Beginning with global impacts, such as combustion of fossil fuels and the reduction of the ozone layer which significantly affect climate change and also to the global atmosphere, to the consequences of the exploitation of nuclear energy and the impacts of radioactive waste. Proposals of reducing atmospheric impact use of alternative energy systems and renewable energy sources are featured. Furthermore, work continues to address issues of serious impacts of pollutants in the air on the health of ecosystems and human health, as well as acidification and eutrophication as one of the most serious contemporary environmental problems of the region and the cause of many of the regional "mini" environmental disasters.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Keywords: Baltic, Baltic Sea, eutrophication, acidification, salinity, air pollution
Supervisor: Orešić, Danijel
Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 30
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: dipl. bib. Ljljana Bajs
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 11:59
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:59
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/4449

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