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View Resource Coral Mortality and African Dust

Report with mini-movie and photos on the hypothesis that the atmospheric transport of dust arising from the desertification in northern Africa led to algal infestation of corals, coral diseases, and...

http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/african_dust/
View Resource Dust from Africa Leads to Large Toxic Algae Blooms in Gulf of Mexico, Study Finds

This press release summarizes the findings of a new study. Saharan dust clouds travel thousands of miles and fertilize the water off the West Florida coast with iron, which kicks off blooms of toxic...

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11828/
View Resource Economic Damages from Nutrient Pollution Create a “Toxic Debt”.

A U.S. analysis of nutrient pollution in freshwater reveals annual losses of at least $4 billion, mostly from dips in lakefront property values and loss of recreational use.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/es803044n
View Resource Four new algae species discovered in Hawaii's deep waters

Scientists working with NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries announced the discovery of four new species of deep-water algae from Hawai?i. Marine algae, or limu, are very important in ...

http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/news/press/2016/four-algae-speci...
View Resource Freshwater Pollution Costs U.S. At Least $4.3 Billion a Year

Pollution by phosphorous and nitrogen isn't just bad for lakes, streams and other bodies of fresh water. According to researchers at Kansas State University, it's also bad for Americans' pocketbooks.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081112124418.ht...
View Resource Global Ice Viewer

Explore the sentinels of climate change with this 3D interactive global ice viewer

http://climate.nasa.gov/GlobalIceViewer/index.cfm
View Resource Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC) Science Plan

Library Holdings. Human population and associated industrial activities continue to increase rapidly, and have reached levels that put the environment under stress in many areas of the world. In...

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11997/
View Resource Gravity Plume On a Continental Slope

An important test of any ocean model is the ability to represent the flow of dense fluid down a slope. One example of such a flow is a non-rotating gravity plume on a continental slope, forced by a...

http://mitgcm.org/sealion/online_documents/node126.html
View Resource Limnology and Oceanography: Methods

Library Holdings. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods is published in annual volumes and will consider manuscripts whose primary focus is methodological, and that deal with problems in the...

http://www.aslo.org/lomethods/index.html
View Resource Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

The ocean is a vital component of the metabolism of the Earth and plays a key role in global change. In fact, the oceans cover so much of the Earth's surface that our planet has been described as the...

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12042/
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