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Seasonal and interannual variability within the Louisiana coastal current: stratification and hypoxia
Wiseman Jr., W.J.; Rabalais, N.N.; Turner, R.E.; Dinnel, S.P.; MacNaughton, A. (1997). Seasonal and interannual variability within the Louisiana coastal current: stratification and hypoxia, in: Ruddick, K. Processes in regions of freshwater influence (PROFILE): selected papers from the 27th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Hydrodynamics, held in Liège, Belgium, on May 8-12, 1995. Journal of Marine Systems, 12(Special Issue 1-4): pp. 237-248
In: Ruddick, K. (1997). Processes in regions of freshwater influence (PROFILE): selected papers from the 27th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Hydrodynamics, held in Liège, Belgium, on May 8-12, 1995. Journal of Marine Systems, 12(Special Issue 1-4). Elsevier: The Netherlands. 1-326 pp., more
In: Journal of Marine Systems. Elsevier: Tokyo; Oxford; New York; Amsterdam. ISSN 0924-7963, more
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Keywords
    Continental shelf; Hypoxia; Stratification; Variability; ASW, USA, Louisiana [Marine Regions]; Marine; Fresh water

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  • Wiseman Jr., W.J.
  • Rabalais, N.N.
  • Turner, R.E.
  • Dinnel, S.P.
  • MacNaughton, A.

Abstract
    Ten years of mid-summer survey cruise data mapping the west Louisiana inner shelf, supplemented by data from occasional cruises along a single transect and time series data, is used to characterize the seasonal and interannual variability of stratification in the region. Persistent strong haline stratification is modulated by the intensity and phasing of river discharge from the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River system. This stratification is only destroyed during periods of intense wind mixing. The strong relationship between stratification variability and hypoxia is demonstrated.

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