Virginia Institute of Marine Science
VIMS climate change white papers.
Sea-level rise and an increase in the severity of coastal storms are probable outcomes for the Chesapeake Bay due to global climate change. A consequent ecological and economic risk for tidewater Virginia and other low-lying coastal zones is the contamination of coastal waters by industrial and agricultural chemicals released by accidental spills during severe storm events. . . .
Water--Pollution--Climatic factors--Virginia--Atlantic Coast. Marine pollution--Climatic factors--Virginia--Atlantic Coast.
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Unger, M.A. and Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Initiative for Coastal Climate Change Research. 2009. Extreme storm events increase the risk for chemical contamination of coastal waters. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. http://doi.org/10.21220/V5F30F