Virginia Institute of Marine Science
This research uses an estuarine-watershed hydrodynamic–biogeochemical modeling system along with projected mid-21st-century changes in temperature, freshwater flow, and sea level rise to explore the impact climate change may have on future Chesapeake Bay dissolved-oxygen (DO) concentrations and the potential success of nutrient reductions in attaining mandated estuarine water quality improvements.
Model output contained here (all in netCDF format) includes the ChesROMS-ECB output files used to generate the figures and results shown in Irby et al., Biogeosciences, 2018. Please see journal article for details.
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Hypoxia, dead zone, low oxygen, global warming, Chesapeake Bay, TMDL, biogeochemical model
Irby, I. D., Friedrichs, M. A. M., Da, F., and Hinson, K. E.: The competing impacts of climate change and nutrient reductions on dissolved oxygen in Chesapeake Bay, Biogeosciences, 15, 2649-2668, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2649-2018, 2018
Marjorie A. M. Friedrichs ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2828-7595 Issac D. Irby ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2968-4787
This paper is the result of research funded in part by NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science under award NA16NOS4780207 to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and by NOAA’s US Integrated Ocean Observing System Program Office as a subcontract to VIMS under award NA13NOS0120139 to the Southeastern University Research Association. Funding for early stages of model development was also provided by the NASA Interdisciplinary Science program (grant no. NNX14AF93G). This work used the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), which is supported by National Science Foundation grant number ACI-1548562 as well as computing facilities at the College of William and Mary, which were provided by contributions from the National Science Foundation, the Commonwealth of Virginia Equipment Trust Fund, and the Office of Naval Research.
Irby, Isaac D. and Friedrichs, Marjorie A.M., "Associated dataset: The competing impacts of climate change and nutrient reductions on dissolved oxygen in Chesapeake Bay" (2018).