hendee at aoml.noaa.gov
Tue Sep 11 08:29:43 EDT 2001
NOAA's Nutrient Enhanced Coastal Ocean Productivity (NECOP) program
collected a ton of data on the effects of the Mississippi River on the
Northern Gulf of Mexico in the early 90s. Most of that data (including
nitrate work) can be seen at:
Unfortunately, we've "misplaced" some of the data sets, however, and are
in the process of restoring from backup.
One of the best contacts you could find on the influence of the
Mississippi River on the Gulf would be Dr. Nancy Rabalais
<nrabalais at lumcon.edu> of Lumcon.
On Mon, 10 Sep 2001, Osha Gray Davidson wrote:
> In an effort somewhat related to the recent thread about the fate of coral
> reefs and anthropogenic threats, I'm trying to compare the various N
> contributions (in the form of nitrate) of different states in the USA. I'm
> attempting to drive home the fact that we're ALL coastal states--because
> most of what we put into our rivers ends up in the ocean. I live in
> Iowa--about as far from the ocean as you can get in the US. Yet, Iowa
> contributes approx. 250,000 tons of nitrate/year flowing into the Gulf of
> Mexico. I'd like to put this in perspective, comparing Iowa's nitrate
> contribution to that of "truly" coastal states. Can anyone help with this?
> If you know the amount of NO3 coming from coastal states, could you please
> let me know? Or if anyone can tell me where that information can be found,
> just point me in the right direction.
> Thanks for any help.
> Osha Gray Davidson Home page: www.OshaDavidson.com
> 14 S. Governor St. Phone: 319-338-4778
> Iowa City, IA 52240 E-Mail: osha at oshadavidson.com
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