Monitoring Cape Cod Bay

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Published on December 13, 2008

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Presentation from 2008 State of Wellfleet Harbor

Monitoring Cape Cod Bay 2006-2008

Signell, R.P., Jenter, H.L., and Blumberg, A.F., 2000, "Predicting the Physical Effects of Relocating Boston's Sewage Outfall,“ J. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Summary of circulation within Massachusetts Bay (Lermusiaux et al. 2001.)

 

Surface Bottom Temperature (C) Salinity (ppt) Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L)

Surface Bottom Nitrate/Nitrite (  M) Ortho-Phosphate (  M)

 

 

p=0.181 Temperature p=0.354 Salinity Surface Bottom p=0.783 p=0.019

p=0.013 p=0.506 Nitrate/Nitrite Ortho-Phosphate Surface Bottom p=0.004 p=0.336

 

0 1 2 3 4 5 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 WINTER: December, January, February 2006/07 2007/08 Nitrate/Nitrite (  M)

SPRING: March, April, May 0 1 2 3 4 5 2006 2007 2008 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Nitrate/Nitrite (  M)

SUMMER: June, July, August 0 1 2 3 4 5 2006 2007 2008 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Nitrate/Nitrite (  M)

FALL: September, October, November 0 1 2 3 4 5 2006 2007 2008 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Nitrate/Nitrite (  M)

Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) 9S 8M 7S 6S 5S 9N 5N 6M NO 3 D.O.

HNLO High-Nutrient Low-Oxygen Pool (Jiang et al. 2007) Modeled and observed results (2000) Controlled by 3 factors Southward coastal transport of organic Long residence time High temperature and strong stratification

High-Nutrient Low-Oxygen Pool (Jiang et al. 2007)

Modeled and observed results (2000)

Controlled by 3 factors

Southward coastal transport of organic

Long residence time

High temperature and strong stratification

Cape Cod Bay

NTU Turbidity Dissolved Oxygen mg/L  M  M Nitrate/Nitrite Ortho-Phosphate

 

2006 2007 2008 (  M) (  M) (  M) (  M) (  M) Nitrate/Nitrite Total Nitrogen

Herring River: Nina Kaars North Sunken Meadow: Elizabeth Skelton Nitrate/Nitrite (  M) Volunteer Stations

Acknowledgements Citizen Scientists Aimee Teaby Karen Kramer Joann Figueras Val Magor Bill and Lois Edwards Diana Stinson Theresa Barbo Arthur Neill Regina Asmutis-Silvia Carol “Krill” Carson Nina Kaars Phil and Betty Suraci Scott and Heather Grenon Keith Harrison Elizabeth Skelton Traute and David Bushley

http://www.mwra.state.ma.us/harbor/html/soh2002_38.htm MWRA Stations PCCS Stations

 

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