Reference Library: Gulf of Maine

Description of the 2012 Oceanographic Conditions on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf

  • Posted on: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:56
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The entire Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf was warm in 2012 compared to the period of 1977-1987. Warm conditions penetrating to the ocean bottom over much of the region. Warming was greatest during the late winter in the southern Middle Atlantic Bight, peaking during summer elsewhere. Bottom waters in the Middle ...

Gulf of Maine intermediate waters

  • Posted on: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:56
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This study analyzed thermohaline dynamics of the Gulf of Maine based on data published in 1968. It describes six water masses: Maine Surface Water, Maine Intermediate Water, and Maine Bottom Water as interior water masses; and Scotian Shelf Water, Slope Water, and Georges Bank Water as exterior water masses. ...

Chapter 16: Northeast. Pages 371–395 in Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment (J.M. Melillo, T.C. Richmond, and G.W. Yohe, Eds.)

  • Posted on: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:56
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Heat waves, coastal flooding, and river flooding will pose a growing challenge to the region’s environmental, social, and economic systems. This will increase the vulnerability of the region’s residents, especially its most disadvantaged populations. Infrastructure will be increasingly compromised by climate-related hazards, including sea level rise, coastal flooding, and intense ...

Marine calcifiers exhibit mixed responses to CO2-induced ocean acidification

  • Posted on: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:56
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Eighteen marine species exposed to ocean acidification conditions for 60 days exhibited a wide range of responses. Ten of the 18 species were affected negatively with lower rates of net calcification and, in some cases, net loss of shell. Those species included temperate corals, pencil urchins, hard clams, conchs, serpulid ...

Estuaries of the northeastern United States: Habitat and land use signatures

  • Posted on: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:56
  • By: Anonymous

Geographic signatures are physical, chemical, biotic, and human-induced characteristics or processes that help define similar or unique features of estuaries along latitudinal or geographic gradients. Geomorphologically, estuaries of the northeastern U.S., from the Hudson River estuary and northward along the Gulf of Maine shoreline, are highly diverse because of a ...

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