Storm impacts on potential pathogens in estuaries
Article first published online: 26 JUN 2007
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 88, Issue 8, pages 93–95, 20 February 2007
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2007), Storm impacts on potential pathogens in estuaries, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(8), 93–95, doi:10.1029/2007EO080002., , , and (
- Issue published online: 26 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 26 JUN 2007
Estuarine and coastal environments are susceptible to a variety of changes driven by tropical storms and hurricanes. The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season impressed upon the public the devastating impacts of storms on coastal populations and the possible social and public health costs. Storm surges and subsequent flooding have the potential to redistribute water and associated contaminants, including a wide range of chemicals and microorganisms. While this impact is difficult to observe through monitoring during larger storms, smaller storms provide opportunities to observe the mechanisms responsible for contaminant and microbial transport.