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Bacteria Pollution In The Polish Coastal Zone

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP930181

Volume

2

Pages

8

Published

1993

Size

537 kb

Author(s)

M. Bielecka-Kieloch & M. Robakiewicz

Abstract

Bacteria pollution in the Polish coastal zone M. Bielecka-Kieloch, M. Robakiewicz Institute of Hydroengineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 80-953 Gdansk, Koscierska 7, Poland ABSTRACT The Baltic Sea belongs to very polluted water reservoirs, especially the Polish coastal zone. The beaches inside Gdansk Bay suffer from microbio- logical pollution caused by discharges of municipal waste waters from cities situated along the Bay. In situ measurements carried out in 1992 showed substantial variability of loads within a day in some cases. A comparison between measurements and model results shows that the SCREMO model reproduces real conditions with acceptable level of accuracy in steady state conditions, whereas significant variability of loads within a short time causes difficulties in proper interpretation. INTRODUCTION Water quality in Gdansk Bay is highly influenced by discharges located along the coast. The study had the following objectives: (1) measurement of p

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