Navigation Links
Major flooding on the Mississippi River likely to cause large Gulf of Mexico dead zone
Date:6/14/2011

" said Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. "While there is some uncertainty regarding the size, position and timing of this year's hypoxic zone in the Gulf, the forecast models are in overall agreement that hypoxia will be larger than we have typically seen in recent years."

During May 2011 stream-flow rates in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers were nearly twice that of normal conditions. This significantly increased the amount of nitrogen transported by the rivers into the Gulf. According to USGS estimates, 164,000 metric tons of nitrogen (in the form of nitrite plus nitrate) were transported by the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers to the northern Gulf. The amount of nitrogen transported to the Gulf in May 2011 was 35 percent higher than average May nitrogen loads estimated in the last 32 years.

"The USGS monitoring network and modeling activities for water quantity and quality helps us 'connect the dots' to see how increased nutrient run-off in the Mississippi watershed during a historic spring flood event impacts the health of the ocean many hundreds of miles away," said Marcia McNutt, Ph.D., USGS director. "This work on Gulf hypoxia is a great example of interagency teamwork between NOAA and USGS to work across the land-sea boundary."

Coastal and water resource managers nationwide require new and better integrated information and services to adapt to the uncertainty of future climate and land-use changes, an aging water delivery infrastructure, and an increasing demand on limited resources. NOAA and USGS, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, have signed an agreement that will further facilitate collaboration in the future. These agencies, with complementary missions in water science, observation, prediction and management, have formed this partnership to unify their commitment to address the nation's water resources information and management needs.


'/>"/>
Contact: Ben Sherman
ben.sherman@noaa.gov
301-713-3066
NOAA Headquarters
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics celebrates 10th birthday by presenting major gifts to human health
2. Save-the-date: Major nanotech, energy, and biomed meeting
3. A major prize in the chemical sciences announced by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
4. Broad Institute awarded major grant to bolster epigenomics research
5. Genetic finding implicates innate immune system in major cause of blindness
6. Singapore opens Fusionopolis, its second major R&D hub in 5 years
7. Current mass extinction spurs major study of which plants to save
8. UC Davis chemical ecologist wins major award
9. International Council for Science launches major research program on natural disasters
10. NIAID scientists to speak on range of infectious disease topics at major scientific meeting
11. Major source of radon exposure overlooked at former Ohio uranium-processing plant
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for ... bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according ... collaborators. , Led by U. of I. chemistry professor ... drug SQ109 attacks the tuberculosis bacterium, how the drug ... to malaria and how targeting multiple pathways reduces ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 17, 2014The development of stem cell therapies to cure ... characterize stem cell populations based on cell surface markers. ... new marker that is highly expressed in a type ... which they describe in an article in BioResearch ... Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Marc Andr Gauthier and Professor Luca Razzari of ... been awarded large grants from the John R. ... Innovation (CFI) for the acquisition of state-of-the-art biotech ... added matching grants from the Ministre de l,Enseignement ... de la Technologie (MESRST). These new laboratories will ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Multitarget TB drug could treat other diseases, evade resistance 2New state-of-the-art biotech and nanotech equipment for INRS 2
... the body, a virus such as HIV invades body cells ... Once inside the cell, the invading microbe's genetic material takes ... more copies of the virus, which then spill out to ... that once a virus begins fusing with a cell's membrane, ...
... in prospect with a clinical drug trial to begin in ... would open the way to relief in the 10% of ... over 500,000,000 people. , The Walter and Eliza Hall ... Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) and the University of ...
... Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of California, San ... bronchitis, which is thought to lead to obliterative bronchitis ... transplanted lungs. , The researchers hope their results will ... standard test for chronic lung rejection, as well as ...
Cached Biology News:Several minute intermediate stage in virus-cell fusion discovered; opportunity for drug development 2Several minute intermediate stage in virus-cell fusion discovered; opportunity for drug development 3Old drug, new tricks: Prospects for slashing the impact of malaria 2Researchers identify genes associated with lung transplant rejection 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... DC (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Carahsoft ... for Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2pm EST (11am ... Knowledge.” The topic focuses on how technology can turn ... critical decisions for government agencies. The online webinar will ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 EquitiesIQ, a leading ... (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua is an emerging biomedical company acquiring, ... wound care market. , Free report download: http://equitiesiq.com/reports/alliqua/ ... a seasoned management team and Board, which launched the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 In recent years, growing ... methods in product development and promotion has led to ... mistrust, fueled by concerns about the insidious impact of ... of spectacular fines to the world’s biggest pharmas for ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... UK (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Bob ... with more than 20 years in the industry, has ... photonics . Hainsey will serve as the society’s Science ... Dr. Hainsey join SPIE as our Technology Strategist, further ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3Photonics R&D Leader Bob Hainsey Joins SPIE Technical Staff 2
... , , Catalog Number, Pack ... 100 g, , , , , , ... German , version - 42 K , ... Material Safety , Data Sheets, , MSDS , ...
... , , , , , , , ... , 1691104, Set, ... Package , Inserts/Product Instructions , , English , ... - 24 K , , US Material Safety , Data Sheets , ...
... , Here are some troubleshooting hints that we have gathered , regarding misincorporation or low fidelity of PCR ... , , , , ... , , <a , ... , , , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Trouble-shooting: Misincorporation or low fidelity 2Trouble-shooting: Misincorporation or low fidelity 3
... Labsystems Nepheloskan Ascent is the ... measurement in microplates. Nepheloskan measures ... ultra-sensitive technique for particle quantification. ... solubility testing in drug discovery, ...
... Crotalus adamanteus venom Description: Phosphodiesterase ... used in studying nucleic acid ... It hydrolyzes 5'-mononucleotides from 3'-hydroxy-terminated ... Phosphodiesterase I cleaves ADP-ribosylated proteins ...
Economical and manually filled LN2 vacuum insulated storage container offers high capacity and low nitrogen consumption while offering convenient storage of samples....
... Useful for the determination of digitonin and digoxin. ... EDTA Na 4 and 0.06% NaCl Preparation ... al., Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 19, 755 ... mole of inorganic phosphorus from ATP per min ...
Biology Products: