Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
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, Holger Brix, Wilhelm Petersen, Sieglinde Weigelt-Krenz, and Mirco Scharfe


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (12 Sep 2016) by Leticia Cotrim da Cunha
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (16 Nov 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (28 Nov 2016) by Leticia Cotrim da Cunha
AR by Yoana Voynova on behalf of the Authors (05 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Dec 2016) by Leticia Cotrim da Cunha
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.
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