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Record-Breaking Lake Erie Hypoxia during 2012 Drought

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Science & Technology, January 2015
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Title
Record-Breaking Lake Erie Hypoxia during 2012 Drought
Published in
Environmental Science & Technology, January 2015
DOI 10.1021/es503981n
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Authors

Yuntao Zhou, Anna M. Michalak, Dmitry Beletsky, Yerubandi R. Rao, R. Peter Richards

Abstract

Hypoxia has been observed in the central basin of Lake Erie for decades. To understand the impact of various controlling factors, we analyze a record of hypoxic extents for Lake Erie for 1985-2012 and develop a parsimonious model of their interannual variability. We find that the 2012 North American drought and accompanying low tributary discharge was associated with a record-breaking hypoxic event in Lake Erie, whereas a record-setting harmful algal bloom in 2011 was likely associated with only mild hypoxia. River discharge and the timing of nutrient input therefore impact western basin bloom growth and central basin oxygen demand in distinct ways that merit further investigation. Overall, April to June tributary discharge, May to July soluble reactive phosphorus loading, July wind stress, and June northwesterly wind duration explain 82% of the interannual variability of hypoxia, and discharge alone explains 39%, indicating that meteorological factors need to be considered in the development of nutrient management strategies, especially as both extreme precipitation events and droughts become more frequent under a changing climate.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Poland 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 85 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 26%
Student > Master 19 22%
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 6%
Other 4 5%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 15 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 22 25%
Engineering 13 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 13%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 6 7%
Chemistry 5 6%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 20 23%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 91. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 August 2017.
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#464,277
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#678
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#5,547
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#14
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