Reassessing Hypoxia Forecasts for the Gulf of Mexico

  title={Reassessing Hypoxia Forecasts for the Gulf of Mexico},
  • D O N A L D S C A V I A * A N D K R I S T I N, A A D O N N
  • Published 2007
Gulf of Mexico hypoxia has received considerable scientific and policy attention because of its potential ecological and economic impacts and implications for agriculture within its massive watershed. A 2000 assessment concluded that increased nitrate load to the Gulf since the 1950s was the primary cause of large-scale hypoxia areas. More recently, models have suggested that large-scale hypoxia did not start until the mid1970s, and that a 40–45% nitrogen load reduction may be needed to reach… CONTINUE READING

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