Month: September 2019

NC Museum of Natural Sciences- Lunchtime Discovery 25 Sept 2019

The Case of the Dead Fish, the Missing Oxygen and other Mysteries from the Neuse River Estuary

Dr. Hans Paerl Talks to The News and Observer about Water Quality and Hurricanes



Hans Talks to N&O

WRAL interviews Dr. Hans Paerl as part of their “Climate in Crisis” focus in partnership with NBC


WRAL interviews Dr. Hans Paerl

Dr. Nathan Hall Talks About Algal Blooms in the Cape Fear River


Algal Blooms on The Cape Fear River

Dr. Paerl Talks with WRAL- Aftermath of Dorian

Dorian Aftermath

Dr. Hans Paerl talks with WRAL about Hurricane Dorian


Dr. Paerl talks to WRAL

What happening on the Neuse?

Hi all,
Catching up again. Attached are the three figures showing conditions from mid-July to the end of August. Up until the last Neuse run conditions were typical for summertime under low/moderate flows. Salinity was 5ish around New Bern and 15-20ish at the mouth. Stratification was strong and bottom water hypoxia was present throughout much of the estuary. Conditions looked very different on 27 Aug following three days of brisk NE winds and cooler temperatures associated with an offshore subtropical low. Waters throughout the estuary were mixed up and cooled significantly. A small pocket of warm, hypoxic bottom water remained in the upstream area around New Bern that was sheltered from the NE winds (my guess). There were no significant bloom events.

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