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Phytoplankton abundance is inversely related to sea surface temperature (SST). However, a positive relationship is observed between SST and phytoplankton abundance in coastal waters of Bay of Bengal. This has led to an assertion that in a warming climate, rise in SST may increase phytoplankton blooms and, therefore, cholera outbreaks. Here, we explain why a(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Water resources and agricultural applications require the knowledge of evapotranspiration (ET) over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Due to paucity of surface based hydro-meteorological stations, the spatial resolution of ET estimates is fairly coarse and is not particularly suitable or reliable for hydrologic modeling, water(More)
Cholera outbreak following the earthquake of 2010 in Haiti has reaffirmed that the disease is a major public health threat. Vibrio cholerae is autochthonous to aquatic environment, hence, it cannot be eradicated but hydroclimatology-based prediction and prevention is an achievable goal. Using data from the 1800s, we describe uniqueness in seasonality and(More)
Cholera remains a significant health threat across the globe. The pattern and magnitude of the seven global pandemics suggest that cholera outbreaks primarily originate in coastal regions and then spread inland through secondary means. Cholera bacteria show strong association with plankton abundance in coastal ecosystems. This review study investigates(More)
The ability to predict an occurrence of cholera, a water-related disease, offers a significant public health advantage. Satellite based estimates of chlorophyll, a surrogate for plankton abundance, have been linked to cholera incidence. However, cholera bacteria can survive under a variety of coastal ecological conditions, thus constraining the predictive(More)
Perspectives With the ever-expanding geographic reach and disease burden of the current cholera pandemic, as well as alarming fatality rates in newly affected regions, it is apparent that global cholera prevention strategies are failing. 1 The established treatment methods – oral rehydration, antibiotics, enhanced water and sanitation infrastructure and(More)
The mining of oil sands in northern Alberta leaves behind large open pits, tailings, and overburden piles in which the surface and subsurface hydrology has been completely disrupted. Extensive reclamation work is required to reconstruct the entire landscape and reestablish the various elements of the hydrologic cycle. Syncrude Canada Ltd. has established a(More)
INTRODUCTION Cholera, an infectious diarrheal disease, has been shown to be associated with large scale hydroclimatic processes. The sudden and sporadic occurrence of epidemic cholera is linked with high mortality rates, in part, due to uncertainty in timing and location of outbreaks. Improved understanding of the relationship between pathogenic abundance(More)