Improving measurement of Chesapeake Bay's dead zone
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 39, page 348, 24 September 2013
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2013), Improving measurement of Chesapeake Bay's dead zone, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(39), 348.(
- Issue published online: 24 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 24 SEP 2013
- Cited By
- Hypoxic Volume;
- Chesapeake Bay;
- Dead Zone;
- Water Quality;
- Dissolved Oxygen
In the 1930s, researchers first noticed that the Chesapeake Bay had a dead zone, an expanse of water with drastically reduced concentrations of oxygen. In the 1980s, hypoxia—low-oxygen conditions—gave way in some places to anoxia—a near-total depletion of dissolved oxygen. A lack of oxygen makes the water inhospitable for many marine organisms, and the Chesapeake Bay is the focus of major ecosystem rehabilitation efforts.