Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 13, 253–265, 2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 253–265, 2016

Research article 15 Jan 2016

Research article | 15 Jan 2016

Spatial and temporal trends in summertime climate and water quality indicators in the coastal embayments of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

J. E. Rheuban et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (01 Dec 2015) by Maria Tzortziou
AR by Jennie Rheuban on behalf of the Authors (04 Dec 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2015) by Maria Tzortziou
Short summary
We analysed 22 years of water quality data collected through a citizen science program focused on Buzzards Bay, MA. We found that summertime water temperatures warmed by nearly 2C and chlorophyll a nearly doubled across Buzzards Bay from 1992-2013. Although water quality worsened over time, nutrient concentrations remained largely the same in many places. Warming or altered rainfall patterns from a changing climate may partially offset benefits achieved by reducing nutrients.
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