Document Type



Climate | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Sciences | Oceanography


This archive contains the supporting dataset for the Biogeosciences article “Observed and projected global warming pressure on coastal hypoxia” by Michael M. Whitney. The main objective of the article is studying global patterns exacerbating coastal hypoxia by analyzing linear trends in SST, surface oxygen capacity (saturation concentration), and (vertical-minimum) oxygen concentration. Observations from a satellite-derived SST global climate dataset are analyzed to provide a context of coastal SST and oxygen-capacity trends observed over the last four decades. New analysis of 21st century projections from the Community Earth System Model (CESM) Large Ensemble Project is completed for coastal areas. Observed and projected coastal SST and oxygen capacities are compared for the first 16 years of the projection period that already have occurred. The study investigates projections for documented coastal hypoxic locations and also considers the entire global coast to include unknown and potentially emerging hypoxic areas. Global open-ocean rates also are included for context. (22088 kB)
Zipped MATLAB data file