Climate Change: Coastal Dead Zones

  • Donald F. BoeschEmail author
  • Victoria J. Coles
  • David G. Kimmel
  • W. David Miller


Many of the anticipated changes (increased streamflow, warmer temperatures, calmer summer winds, and increased depth due to sea-level rise) associated with global climate change would move the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem in the direction of worsening hypoxia (harmful oxygen depletion).


Climate change Estuaries Eutrophication Hypoxia Chesapeake Bay 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald F. Boesch
    • 1
    Email author
  • Victoria J. Coles
    • 1
  • David G. Kimmel
    • 1
  • W. David Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceCambridgeUSA

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