WIT Press

Global Climate Change Effects On Water Quality In Aquatic Ecosystems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP930131

Volume

2

Pages

10

Published

1993

Size

649 kb

Author(s)

C. Jokiel, G. Meyer, G.T. Orlob & G. Rouve

Abstract

Global climate change effects on water quality in aquatic ecosystems C. Jokiel/ G. Meyer/ G.T. Orlob/ G. Rouve* o Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management fTWM^, ^ac/ten, [/mve^zfi/ o/ Tec^o/ogy (RWTH), W-5100 Aachen, Germany & Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis 95616, USA ABSTRACT The prospect of gradual change in the earth's climate regime due to anthropo- genic influences has resulted in considerable speculation, e.g. changes in the frequency and severity of droughts, floods, or other climate related disturbances. Within this paper the impacts of climate changes on the quality of natural and artificial water bodies due to atmosphere-hydrosphere interactions are described. We used a heat energie balance approach to determine the changes in the water temperature and related changes in the dissolved oxygen concentration due to an increase in mean atmospheric temperature in the Shasta-Trinity-Sys

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