Internal load is a release of phosphorus, originating from the land pool, from the sediments to the water column. Sources: Gustafsson et al. (2012) Reconstructing the Development of Baltic Sea Eutrophication 1850-2006, Ambio, 41:534-548, and Baltic Eye compilation of FAOSTAT data.

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Biogeochemist, Baltic Eye, Baltic Sea Centre
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