Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 14, 541–557, 2017

Special issue: COSYNA: integrating observations and modeling to understand...

Biogeosciences, 14, 541–557, 2017

Research article 06 Feb 2017

Research article | 06 Feb 2017

Extreme flood impact on estuarine and coastal biogeochemistry: the 2013 Elbe flood

Yoana G. Voynova et al.

Data sets

Helgoland transects Elbe, 2008. Alfred Wegener Institute – Biological Institute Helgoland K. Helen

Short summary
This study focuses on how the June 2013 Elbe River flood affected the southern German Bight. The largest summer flood within the last 140 years, it generated a substantial plume of nutrient-rich, buoyant waters from the Elbe estuary onto the coast. During the calm 2013 summer, the flood was followed by prolonged (2-month) water column stratification, chlorophyll blooms in surface, and uncharacteristically low oxygen in bottom waters. With climate change, these events are becoming more frequent.
Final-revised paper