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Autonomous Nutrients Systems Help to Understand Sources of Nutrients Within the St. Lucie Estuary

Autonomous nutrient monitoring systems add a new dimension to the analysis of coastal ecosystems. Tracking water masses and exchange processes in estuaries is critical to understanding how estuarine ecosystems work and predicting responses to both routine and extreme events. While salinity and dissolved organic matter (DOM) fluorescence can be treated as conservative tracers of seawater and freshwater, they are not necessarily sufficient to differentiate all freshwater sources. In particular, anthropogenic impacts such as nutrient runoff and point source inputs are not necessarily correlated with fluorescent DOM loading.

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