Catastrophic anoxia in the chesapeake bay in 1984.

@article{Seliger1985CatastrophicAI,
  title={Catastrophic anoxia in the chesapeake bay in 1984.},
  author={Howard H. Seliger and Johnny D. Boggs and W. H. Biggley},
  journal={Science},
  year={1985},
  volume={228 4695},
  pages={
          70-3
        }
}
In 1984, four climatic sequences combined to produce what may be a major anoxic catastrophe in the northern Chesapeake Bay, sufficient to severely threaten the major benthic species. These sequences are (i) the highest late-winter streamflow on record from the Susquehanna River watershed; (ii) streamflows from the Susquehanna River for the consecutive months of June, July, and August that are higher by 2 standard deviations than the respective monthly mean values measured over the last 34 years… CONTINUE READING
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