National Estuaries Day

Figure 3:

From the Horn Point Lab Open House in 2015.

I am preparing for National Estuaries Day. September 17-24th is National Estuaries Week with September 24th marking National Estuaries Day.

Many of the National Estuarine Research Reserves have some type of activity or social media campaign for this week to celebrate how great estuaries are and bring some attention to why we need to restore, protect, and maintain these colorful wetlands.

timeseries-rx1day-dover

Work in Progress: The Rx1day index for the Dover Air Force Base.

Flashback to last year at the Horn Point Open House when we displayed two of our climate indices as a massive timeline and asked visitors to tell us stories about memorable events or see if anything notable happened on their birthday month.

That image got a few of my Delaware NERR colleagues talking about how we could incorporate that timeline into our National Estuaries Day event in Dover. So I made one using a time series from the Dover Air Force Base. I hope to include a “zoom-in” box of our SWMP data soon!

Kari Pohl

About Kari Pohl

I am a post-doctoral researcher at NOAA and the University of Maryland (Center for Environmental Science at Horn Point Laboratory). My work investigates how climate variability and extremes affect the diverse ecosystems in Chesapeake Bay. I received a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island (2014) and received a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Chemistry from Roger Williams University (2009). When I am not busy being a scientist, my hobbies include running, watching (and often yelling at) the Boston Bruins, and taking photos of my cat.
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