Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New Paper in Marine Chemistry

My paper titled "Submarine Groundwater Discharge in Monterey Bay, California: Evaluation by mixing and mass balance models" came out in Marine Chemistry today.  My collaborators and I compared the main nutrient sources (groundwater, upwelling of deep water, and river water) to the bay during different times of the year.  Nutrients can cause harmful algal blooms in Monterey Bay, and understanding the governing factors of nutrient input to the bay may one day help us mitigate such harmful outbursts of algae.  This is a follow up to my previous study "Nutrient loading through submarine groundwater discharge and phytoplankton growth in Monterey Bay, CA" that came out in Environmental Science and Technology last year.