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Afghanistan Reveals the Source of Atmospheric Nitrogen during North Western Monsoons

Journal: Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (Vol.33, No. 4)

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Page : 449-460

Keywords : Afghan Soil; Nitrate; Nitrite; Dust; North Western Monsoons; Phytoplankton; Arabian Sea;

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Chemical analysis of soil samples collected from Afghanistan have shown that those regions having capability of generating wind-induced dust at northern and south western territories have the capability of supplying nitrates and nitrites in addition to crustal materials. Together with all the other essential elements Afghan soil samples has the potential of controlling so far unexplained phytoplankton bloom and excess nitrate and nitrites during the course of NWM (North Western Monsoons) over the surface waters of Arabian Sea.

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