National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration partners with researchers across U-M to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts, while also working to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.

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Chesapeake Bay’s dead zone predicted to be 33% smaller than long-term average

Satellite (Landsat) picture of Chesapeake Bay (center) and Delaware Bay (upper right) – and Atlantic coast of the central-eastern United States. Image credit: Landsat/NASA, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons.This summer’s Chesapeake Bay “dead zone” is expected to be significantly smaller than the long-term average, according to a forecast released today by researchers from the University of Michigan, Chesapeake Bay Program, University of Maryland and U.S. Geological Survey.

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Collaborative project to help improve coastal community resilience in Michigan, Wisconsin

Road with yellow center stripe leading into flooded area on the horizon.Michigan Sea Grant recently received $500,000 in funding to help improve resilience under future climate change scenarios in disadvantaged coastal communities in Michigan and Wisconsin.

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Smaller-than-average harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie

Algal bloom in the western basin of Lake Erie, as seen by aircraft during a flyover in September 2017. Image credit: Zachary Haslick, Aerial Associates Photography Inc.U-M researchers have performed more than 30 types of laboratory analyses on the water and ice along Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay as part of a larger effort – dubbed the Winter Grab – to better understand winter on the Great Lakes, a season long dismissed by many scientists as a time of dormancy when little of importance happens.

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