Aquatic Ecology Series

The Impact of Climate Change on European Lakes

Editors: George, Glen (Ed.)

  • The first book to compare the climatic responses of lakes located in Northern, Western and Central Europe
  • The first book to use the outputs from Regional Climate Models to drive a common set of lake and catchment models
  • The first book to assess the implications of climate change for the implementation and development of the Water Framework Directive
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About this book

In this book, scientists from eleven countries summarize the results of an EU project (CLIME) that explored the effects of observed and projected changes in the climate on the dynamics of lakes in Northern, Western and Central Europe. Historical measurements from eighteen sites were used to compare the seasonal dynamics of the lakes and to assess their sensitivity to local, regional and global-scale changes in the weather. Simulations using a common set of water quality models, perturbed by six climate-change scenarios, were then used to assess the uncertainties associated with the projected changes in the climate. The book includes chapters on the phenology and modelling of lake ice, the supply and recycling of nitrogen and phosphorus, the flux of dissolved organic carbon and the growth and the seasonal succession of phytoplankton. There are also chapters on the coherent responses of lakes to changes in the circulation of the atmosphere, the development of a web-based Decision Support System and the implications of climate change for the Water Framework Directive.

About the authors

Glen George has more than forty years experience of freshwater research and has published more than a hundred papers on topics ranging from the population dynamics of zooplankton to the aquatic applications of airborne remote sensing. In the past fifteen years, he has led four major European projects on the impact of climate change on lakes. Glen spent most of his time working at the Windermere Laboratory of the Freshwater Biological Association. He recently retired from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and is now an Honorary Research Fellow at the Freshwater Biological Association and a Visiting Professor at University College London and the University of Aberystwyth

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • The Impact of Climate Change on European Lakes

    George, Glen

    Pages 1-13

  • Using Regional Climate Models to Quantify the Impact of Climate Change on Lakes

    Samuelsson, Patrick

    Pages 15-32

  • Modeling the Effects of Climate Change on Catchment Hydrology with the GWLF Model

    Schneiderman, Elliot (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

  • Lake Ice Phenology

    Livingstone, David M. (et al.)

    Pages 51-61

  • Modelling the Formation and Decay of Lake Ice

    Leppäranta, Matti

    Pages 63-83

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2945-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $339.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2944-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $339.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3121-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Impact of Climate Change on European Lakes
Editors
  • Glen George
Series Title
Aquatic Ecology Series
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2945-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2945-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2944-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3121-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 508
Topics