Trends in mean winter orthophosphate concentrations in the Atlantic, Baltic Sea, Greater North Sea, Skagerrak and part of the Mediterranean in 1985–2005

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Numbers in parentheses indicate number of stations included in the analysis for each country


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How to read the graph: in the North Sea, more than 30 % of Belgian stations present a decrease of orthophosphate concentrations. For some countries the data include stations with observations made in 2005, for some only up to 2004. The full data set is available at: content. Countries included in the analysis: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Bulgaria, France, Iceland, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey reported time series of less than five years duration.

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