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Improved hypoxia modeling for nutrient control decisions in the Gulf of Mexico

Shahid Habib, Ken Pickerring, Maria Tzortziou, Antonio Maninio, Fritz Policelli, Jeff Stehr
2010 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium  
decisions in the Gulf of Mexico.  ...  Here, we examine the potential benefits of using multiple NASA remote sensing data products within this Modeling Framework for increasing the accuracy of the models and their utility for nutrient control  ...  2008) for reducing, mitigating, and controlling Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.  ... 
doi:10.1109/igarss.2010.5650463 dblp:conf/igarss/HabibPTMPS10 fatcat:3avrgb5f45hshenzoqti5dsx7a

Algorithm development and validation for satellite-derived distributions of DOC and CDOM in the U.S. Middle Atlantic Bight

Antonio Mannino, Mary E. Russ, Stanford B. Hooker
2008 Journal of Geophysical Research  
As required by the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research Control Act of 1998, the Mississippi River/ Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force issued the 2001 Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan (updated in  ...  In response to the Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan of 2001Plan of (updated in 2008, the EPA Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Modeling and Monitoring Project has established a detailed model for the Mississippi-Attchafalaya  ...  Use of NASA Satellite Data Multiple NASA products ) as shown in Figure 2 are used to improve the EPA's Gulf of Mexico Modeling Framework (Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Modeling and Monitoring  ... 
doi:10.1029/2007jc004493 fatcat:bekqavfkpjhwremgnyiwvnq4yq

Reducing hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico: Reimagining a more resilient agricultural landscape in the Mississippi River Watershed

P. A. Porter, R. B. Mitchell, K. J. Moore
2015 Journal of Soil and Water Conservation  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We are grateful for the assistance from Marie Martinell, editor (retired) at the Environmental  ...  A research goal of CenUSA is to develop a detailed set of models for the upper Mississippi River Watershed that will link land use decisions to nutrient loading into the Gulf.  ...  POLICY-BASED EFFORTS TO REDUCE GULF HYPOXIA Since Gulf hypoxia was first reported in 1972, scientists have gained critical understanding of the sources and impacts of nutrient pollution, but control efforts  ... 
doi:10.2489/jswc.70.3.63a fatcat:eoreazzqkbacvpxsbniig3emb4

Cost-effective targeting of conservation investments to reduce the northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone

Sergey S. Rabotyagov, Todd D. Campbell, Michael White, Jeffrey G. Arnold, Jay Atwood, M. Lee Norfleet, Catherine L. Kling, Philip W. Gassman, Adriana Valcu, Jeffrey Richardson, R. Eugene Turner, Nancy N. Rabalais
2014 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
A seasonally occurring summer hypoxic (low oxygen) zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico is the second largest in the world.  ...  We develop an integrated assessment model linking the water quality effects of cropland conservation investment decisions on the more than 550 agricultural subwatersheds that deliver nutrients into the  ...  The authors declare no conflict of interest. This article is a PNAS Direct Submission. 1 To whom correspondence should be addressed. Email:  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1405837111 pmid:25512489 pmcid:PMC4284528 fatcat:fc5wdjop3fekrbnewyk3mc2g2e

LUMINATE: linking agricultural land use, local water quality and Gulf of Mexico hypoxia

C. L. Kling, Y. Panagopoulos, S. S. Rabotyagov, A. M. Valcu, P. W. Gassman, T. Campbell, M. J. White, J. G. Arnold, R. Srinivasan, M. K. Jha, J. J. Richardson, L. M. Moskal (+2 others)
2014 European Review of Agricultural Economics  
to downstream water quality effects and hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.  ...  This modelling system can be used to analyse detailed policy scenarios identifying the costs of the policies and their resulting benefits for improved local and regional water quality.  ...  Overview of the LUMINATE system Current water quality conditions in the UMRB and OTRB and the delivery of nutrients from these watersheds to the Gulf of Mexico results from the decisions of thousands of  ... 
doi:10.1093/erae/jbu009 fatcat:3tvsgnzlzzbypdvp2fswl3mjwi

The Economics of Dead Zones: Causes, Impacts, Policy Challenges, and a Model of the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone

S. S. Rabotyagov, C. L. Kling, P. W. Gassman, N. N. Rabalais, R. E. Turner
2014 Review of Environmental Economics and Policy  
We thank two anonymous reviewers for their helpful suggestions. Suzy Leonard provided outstanding editorial assistance. helping to produce a more coherent and readable document.  ...  The Northern Gulf of Mexico Policy Setting The 2001 Action Plan for Reducing, Mitigating, and Controlling Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task  ...  Welfare effects in the Gulf of Mexico Less effort has been devoted to economic studies of the effects of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, likely due to a lack of clear evidence that major commercial and  ... 
doi:10.1093/reep/ret024 fatcat:7j5wwzvzjnhsvmmvfj4qviyvge

Coastal eutrophication assessment in the United States

Donald Scavia, Suzanne B. Bricker
2006 Biogeochemistry  
In this paper, we review two complementary approaches to assessing the causes and consequences of these trends, as well as potential remedies for them.  ...  Recent national assessments document that nitrogen-driven coastal eutrophication is widespread and increasing in the United States.  ...  An integrated assessment of the causes and consequences of hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico The integrated assessment (IA) of the causes and consequences of hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10533-006-9011-0 fatcat:ljylb2m2vfgtrc3vmoydpiaxru

Ensemble modeling informs hypoxia management in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Donald Scavia, Isabella Bertani, Daniel R. Obenour, R. Eugene Turner, David R. Forrest, Alexey Katin
2017 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
modeling | hypoxia | Gulf of Mexico | nitrogen-loading targets A large region of low-dissolved-oxygen (DO) bottom waters (hypoxia; DO < 2 mg·L −1 ) has formed nearly every summer in the Gulf of Mexico  ...  A large region of low-dissolved-oxygen bottom waters (hypoxia) forms nearly every summer in the northern Gulf of Mexico because of nutrient inputs from the Mississippi River Basin and water column stratification  ...  This work was supported in part by NOAA Grants NA12OAR4320071 and NA09NOS780204 and the University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1705293114 pmid:28760996 pmcid:PMC5565443 fatcat:phbdoepmorhm3cgpidamqsezte

Marine modification of terrestrial influences on Gulf hypoxia: Part II

E. C. Krug, K. Merrifield
2007 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences  
This study examines potential marine modification of two classes of terrestrial influence on Gulf hypoxia: (1) the flow of nutrient-rich water from the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin and (2) the massive  ...  A truly holistic environmental approach which includes the full effects of this highly dynamic coastal area is recommended to better understand and control Gulf hypoxia.  ...  Subsequently, the Watershed Nutrient Task Force developed the Action Plan for Reducing, Mitigating, and Controlling Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-11-191-2007 fatcat:zhv6dp343jd3fmgjqyii72zmki

Economic Analysis as a Basis for Large-Scale Nitrogen Control Decisions: Reducing Nitrogen Loads to the Gulf of Mexico

Otto C. Doering, Marc Ribaudo, Fransisco Diaz-Hermelo, Ralph Heimlich, Fred Hitzhusen, Crystal Howard, Richard Kazmierczak, John Lee, Larry Libby, Walter Milon, Mark Peters, Anthony Prato
2001 The Scientific World Journal  
It can demonstrate the extent to which costs of control of any one action increase with the intensity of application of control.  ...  The economic analysis of the National Hypoxia Assessment provides an example of economic analysis based on less than complete scientific information that can still provide guidance to policy makers about  ...  ALTERNATIVE MEASURES TO REDUCE NITROGEN IN THE GULF The research on alternative policies for reducing N loads to the Gulf of Mexico was conducted for the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Assessment managed by the  ... 
doi:10.1100/tsw.2001.270 pmid:12805894 pmcid:PMC6084031 fatcat:lz57qgx6fvdhlnr6atxapudlfe

Hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Does the science support the Plan to Reduce, Mitigate, and Control Hypoxia?

N. N. Rabalais, R. E. Turner, B. K Sen Gupta, D. F. Boesch, P. Chapman, M. C. Murrell
2007 Estuaries and Coasts  
the hypoxic zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico.  ...  Gulf of Mexico as outlined in the Action Plan.  ...  for the preparation of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf02841332 fatcat:kjmv6s2nt5cinckctzokpg3uqi

Introduction to special section on The U.S. IOOS Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed

Richard A Luettich, L. Donelson Wright, Richard Signell, Carl Friedrichs, Marjy Friedrichs, John Harding, Katja Fennel, Eoin Howlett, Sara Graves, Elizabeth Smith, Gary Crane, Rebecca Baltes
2013 Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans  
modeling community in general.  ...  The COMT mission is to accelerate the transition of scientific and technical advances from the coastal and ocean modeling research community to improved operational ocean products and services.  ...  Shelf Hypoxia [21] The goals of the COMT's shelf hypoxia component were to evaluate a coupled, physical-biogeochemical model of the northern Gulf of Mexico shelf for transition to operations, aid in this  ... 
doi:10.1002/2013jc008939 fatcat:esusoe4yrvf3fj76idgytthyg4

Barriers and Bridges in Abating Coastal Eutrophication

Donald F. Boesch
2019 Frontiers in Marine Science  
Effective reduction in nutrient loads requires: reduction strategies for both nitrogen and phosphorus; inclusion of actions that reduce atmospheric emissions of nitrogen in addition to direct inputs to  ...  Reduction in nutrient loads has come mainly from advanced treatment of wastewaters and has lagged targets set for diffuse agricultural sources.  ...  FUNDING This work was supported by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, which also provided open access publication fees.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00123 fatcat:j6wparcqb5g65kw6iyi2ukwmnm

Characterization of Hypoxia [chapter]

Virginia H. Dale, Walter Boynton, Catherine L. Kling, Daniel J. Conley, Judith L. Meyer, William Crumpton, James Sanders, Holly Stallworth, Mark David, Thomas Armitage, Denis Gilbert, David Wangsness (+12 others)
2009 Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico  
GULF OF MEXICO HYPOXIA ASSESSMENT This report is the first in a series of six reports developed as the scientific basis for an integrated assessment of the causes and consequences of hypoxia in the Gulf  ...  DECISION ANALYSIS SERIES The Decision Analysis Series has been established by NOAA's Coastal Ocean Program (COP) to present documents for coastal decision makers which contain analytical treatments of  ...  Gene Meier of the Gulf of Mexico Program provided oversight for the program that managed the funds from the Inter-Agency Hypoxia Task Force that supported this analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-89686-1_2 fatcat:bdw5nkl5tnbwrp4ucw7laewjfa

Nitrogen sources and Gulf hypoxia: potential for environmental credit trading

Marc O. Ribaudo, Ralph Heimlich, Mark Peters
2005 Ecological Economics  
A zone of hypoxic and anoxic waters has become a dominant feature of the northern Gulf of Mexico.  ...  In this paper, we use data on point source dischargers and a model of the agriculture sector to examine whether the purchase of nitrogen reduction bcreditsQ from nonpoint sources would reduce the cost  ...  hypoxia in the Gulf, but also improve water quality within the basin as well.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2004.07.021 fatcat:6wormiwedvdy3pipqsbimz5diu
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