Retrospective on gulf hypoxia published

Retrospective Analysis of Midsummer Hypoxic Area and Volume in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, 1985–2011

Two of the scientists that I just went on the shelf hypoxia cruise with, Nancy Rabalais (who was also the Chief Scientist) and Gene Turner, and their colleagues have published an aggregate report of 26 years of shelf hypoxia research in ES&T (see link above). They also develop a statistical model based on the data, which even takes into account things like variations in sampling methodology over the years. The model is part of how the estimates for future hypoxia are made.

Also see the NOAA page on the findings from this cruise, and the LUMCON team’s 2013 shelfwide cruise webpage for more information.

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