Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
College of Science
Long Bay in South Carolina is currently facing recurrent hypoxic conditions ("South Carolina Coastal Hypoxia"). Therefore the purpose of this study was to examine the effect of eight significant rainfall events on the surface dissolved oxygen content of the bay. Differences in theoretical values of average monthly dissolved oxygen content and actual values of average monthly dissolved oxygen were observed. When analyzed, the data from the eight-month study showed no strong correlation between significant rainfall events and changes in surface dissolved oxygen content. Phytoplankton blooms, phytoplankton productivity and seasonal stratifications could be causing these fluctuations (Lomas et al. 2009).
Couch, Kelsey M., "The Effects of Significant Rainfall Events on Surface Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations Off the Coast of Long Bay in South Carolina" (2012). Honors Theses. 73.