ABSTRACT - DELIVERABLE 44
Database containing long-term limnological and hydro-meteorological data for Lago Maggiore and Hornindalsvatn together with model input data and available hydrological/climatological forecast scenarios for Loch Lomond/River Endrick and Lake Constance
Climate change affects the hydrological, physical, chemical and biological characteristics of all freshwaters, and is thereby a key influence on element cycling (nutrients, major ions, DOC, organic pollutants, metals), food webs and biodiversity. In this work package climate change scenarios will be provided for key sites and catchments used in other work packages and the potential impacts of predicted climate change on river hydrology, lake physics and ecology, wetland hydrology and dissolved organic carbon fluxes will be considered. The central question is what are the likely changes to ecosystem structure and function that result from climate change that are independent of natural variability and the impact of other stressors? Results from this WP provide inputs into WP2−6 with respect to time−series analysis of hydrological data and physical modelling of lakes, and WP7 and WP8 with respect to characterising the properties of reference states or systems with little or no human impact. Deliverable 44 is an output from Task 3.5: Impact of climate change on large deep lakes. It comprises a DVD with a database containing long−term limnological and hydrometeorological data for Lago Maggiore and Hornindalsvatn together with model input data and available hydrological/climatological forecast scenarios for Loch Lomond/Endrick Water and Bodensee (Lake Constance). This document introduces the sites and provides a summary of the datasets on the DVD.
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