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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-1937-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-1937-2023
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26 May 2023
Research article |  | 26 May 2023

Impacts and uncertainties of climate-induced changes in watershed inputs on estuarine hypoxia

Kyle E. Hinson, Marjorie A. M. Friedrichs, Raymond G. Najjar, Maria Herrmann, Zihao Bian, Gopal Bhatt, Pierre St-Laurent, Hanqin Tian, and Gary Shenk

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Climate impacts are essential for environmental managers to consider when implementing nutrient reduction plans designed to reduce hypoxia. This work highlights relative sources of uncertainty in modeling regional climate impacts on the Chesapeake Bay watershed and consequent declines in bay oxygen levels. The results demonstrate that planned water quality improvement goals are capable of reducing hypoxia levels by half, offsetting climate-driven impacts on terrestrial runoff.
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