Ecological Effects of Major Storms on Coastal Watersheds and Coastal Waters: Hurricane Bob on Cape Cod

@inproceedings{Valiela1998EcologicalEO,
  title={Ecological Effects of Major Storms on Coastal Watersheds and Coastal Waters: Hurricane Bob on Cape Cod},
  author={Ivan Valiela and Paulette Peckol and Charlene d'Avanzo and James N. Kremer and Douglas Hersh and Kristina Foreman and Kate Lajtha and Brad Seely and W. Rockwell Geyer and Tatsusaburo Isaji and R. Crawford},
  year={1998}
}
Hurricane Bob, a category 3 storm, made landfall on Cape Cod in August 1991, and its effects on watersheds and adjoining estuaries were detected in the ongoing studies being carried out as part of the Waquoit Bay Land Margin Ecosystems Research project. On land, Bob had only minor overall effects on forests; localized wind bursts did snap and break trees in small and widely scattered forest parcels. Wind stripped up to half the leaves of deciduous trees and many herbaceous plants on the… CONTINUE READING

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