CLIMATE CHANGE AND ATMOSPHERIC FORCING OF WATER QUALITY CHANGES IN THE MULLICA RIVER-GREAT BAY ESTUARY, NEW JERSEY

Project Details

Description

This project will support the mission of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station by generating new data and knowledge linking meteorological forcing factors and water quality changes in the Mullica River-Great Bay Estuary, the most pristine estuarine system in New Jersey. Water quality in this estuary has historically been excellent, and therefore it can serve as an ideal reference for assessing human impacts on other shallow coastal bays in New Jersey and elsewhere. Changes in the frequency and intensity of storms and droughts influence hydrologic and water quality conditions in the estuary that can significantly affect biotic communities and habitats. The data generated in this project will be useful to resource managers tasked with making critical decisions involving the condition of New Jersey's coastal waterbodies, habitats, and commercial and recreational fisheries.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/1112/31/16

Funding

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))

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