Monitoring Cape Cod Bay

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  • Monitoring Cape Cod Bay

    1. 1. Monitoring Cape Cod Bay 2006-2008
    2. 2. Signell, R.P., Jenter, H.L., and Blumberg, A.F., 2000, "Predicting the Physical Effects of Relocating Boston's Sewage Outfall,“ J. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
    3. 3. Summary of circulation within Massachusetts Bay (Lermusiaux et al. 2001.)
    4. 5. Surface Bottom Temperature (C) Salinity (ppt) Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L)
    5. 6. Surface Bottom Nitrate/Nitrite (  M) Ortho-Phosphate (  M)
    6. 9. p=0.181 Temperature p=0.354 Salinity Surface Bottom p=0.783 p=0.019
    7. 10. p=0.013 p=0.506 Nitrate/Nitrite Ortho-Phosphate Surface Bottom p=0.004 p=0.336
    8. 12. 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 WINTER: December, January, February 2006/07 2007/08 Nitrate/Nitrite (  M)
    9. 13. SPRING: March, April, May 0 1 2 3 4 5 2006 2007 2008 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Nitrate/Nitrite (  M)
    10. 14. SUMMER: June, July, August 0 1 2 3 4 5 2006 2007 2008 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Nitrate/Nitrite (  M)
    11. 15. FALL: September, October, November 0 1 2 3 4 5 2006 2007 2008 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Nitrate/Nitrite (  M)
    12. 16. Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) 9S 8M 7S 6S 5S 9N 5N 6M NO 3 D.O.
    13. 17. HNLO <ul><li>High-Nutrient Low-Oxygen Pool (Jiang et al. 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Modeled and observed results (2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled by 3 factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Southward coastal transport of organic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long residence time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High temperature and strong stratification </li></ul></ul>
    14. 18. Cape Cod Bay
    15. 19. NTU Turbidity Dissolved Oxygen mg/L  M  M Nitrate/Nitrite Ortho-Phosphate
    16. 21. 2006 2007 2008 (  M) (  M) (  M) (  M) (  M) Nitrate/Nitrite Total Nitrogen
    17. 22. Herring River: Nina Kaars North Sunken Meadow: Elizabeth Skelton Nitrate/Nitrite (  M) Volunteer Stations
    18. 23. Acknowledgements Citizen Scientists Aimee Teaby Karen Kramer Joann Figueras Val Magor Bill and Lois Edwards Diana Stinson Theresa Barbo Arthur Neill Regina Asmutis-Silvia Carol “Krill” Carson Nina Kaars Phil and Betty Suraci Scott and Heather Grenon Keith Harrison Elizabeth Skelton Traute and David Bushley
    19. 24. http://www.mwra.state.ma.us/harbor/html/soh2002_38.htm MWRA Stations PCCS Stations

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