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Research article2009Peer reviewed

Basin characteristics and nutrient losses: the EUROHARP catchment network perspective

Bouraoui, F.; Grizzetti, B.; Adelskold, G.; Behrendt, H.; de Miguel, I.; Silgram, M.; Gomez, S.; Granlund, K.; Hoffmann, L.; Kronvang, B.; Kvaerno, S.; Lazar, A.; Mimikou, M.; Passarella, G.; Panagos, P.; Reisser, H.; Schwarzl, B.; Siderius, C.; Sileika, A. S.; Smit, A. A. M. F. R.;
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The EC-funded EUROHARP project studies the harmonisation of modelling tools to quantify nutrient losses from diffuse sources. This paper describes a set of study areas used in the project from geographical conditions, to land use and land management, geological and hydro-geological perspectives. The status of data availability throughout Europe in relation to the modelling requirements is presented. The relationships between the catchment characteristics and the nutrient export are investigated, using simple data available for all the catchments. In addition, this study also analyses the hydrological representativity of the time series utilised in the EUROHARP project.

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Journal of Environmental Monitoring
2009, Volume: 11, number: 3, pages: 515-525

    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG6 Clean water and sanitation

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    Analytical Chemistry
    Environmental Sciences

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