Project Title: Preliminary evidence for the amplification of global warming in shallow, intertidal estuarine waters.
Principal Investigator(s): Oczkowski, A., McKinney, R., Ayvazian, S., Hanson, A., Wigand, C., & Markham, E.
Abstract: Over the past 50 years, mean annual water temperature in northeastern U.S. estuaries has increased by approximately 1.2°C, with most of the warming recorded in the winter and early spring. A recent survey and synthesis of data from four locations in Southern Rhode Island has led us to hypothesize that this warming may be amplified in the shallow (<1 m), nearshore portions of these estuaries. Read full text… PloS one, 10(10), e0141529. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0141529