Synopses & Reviews
If present trends continue, most climatologists agree that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will have doubled by 2050. This increase in CO2 will have a major effect on the global climate and substantially alter the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of lakes throughout the world. A number of recent studies have considered the impact of climate change on water resources, but most have a national focus and are primarily concerned with changes in water quantity rather than quality. In recent years a number of workers have demonstrated that year-to-year changes in the weather have a profound impact on the seasonal dynamics of lakes. This book highlights some of the mechanisms involved and assesses the likely qualitative impact of recent changes in the weather. Audience: Researchers, teachers, water managers.
Table of Contents
Preface. Changes in Atmospheric Circulation and Climate over the North Atlantic and Europe; T.D. Davies, et al. Linkages Between Atmospheric Weather and the Dynamics of Limnetic Phytoplankton; C.S. Reynolds. The Influence of Weather Conditions on the Seasonal Plankton Development in a Large and Deep Lake (L. Constance): I. The Impact of Irradiance, Air Temperature and Wind on the Algal Spring Development - An Analysis Based on Long-Term Measurements; U. Gaedke, et al. II. Water Column Stability Derived from One-Dimensional Hydrodynamical Models; D. Ollinger, E. Bäuerle. III. The Impact of Water Column Stability on Spring Algal Development; U. Gaedke, et al. IV. The Response of Crustacean Zooplankton to Variations in Water Temperature and Algal Growth in Spring and Early Summer; D. Straile, W. Geller. Fluctuations of Phytoplankton Production and Chlorophyll Concentrations in a Small Humic Lake During Six Years (1990-1995); J. Keskitalo, K. Salonen. Sudden and Gradual Responses of Phytoplankton to Global Climate Change: Case Studies from Two Large, Shallow Lakes (Balaton, Hungary, and the Neusiedlersee, Austria/Hungary); J. Padisák. Impact of Climate-Affected Flowrates on Phytoplankton Dynamics in Dam Reservoirs; B. Desortová, P. Puncochár. Managing Reservoir Water Quality in the Vltava River Board Area; J. Duras. The Mass Invasion of Several Blue-Green Algae in Two Drinking-Water Supply Reservoirs in Southern Poland; H. Bucka. Water Quality in the Lakes and Reservoirs of Romania; T.L. Constantinescu. Long-Term Variation of Chlorophyll Content in Rybinsk Reservoir (Russia) in Relation to its Hydrological Regime; N.M. Mineeva, A.S. Litvinov. Long-Term Hydrobiological Investigations on Lakes in Northwest Russia; V.G. Drabkova, et al. The Timing of Warming &endash; An Important Regulator of Change in Lake Plankton Communities; R. Adrian. The Influence of Year-to-Year Changes in Position of the Atlantic Gulf Stream on the Biomass of Zooplankton in Windermere North Basin, UK; D.G. George, D.P. Hewitt. Environmental Factors Influencing the Recruitment and Growth of Underyearling Perch (Perca fluviatilis) in Windermere North Basin, UK, from 1966 to 1990; I.J. Winfield, et al. Fluctuations in Lake Fisheries and Global Warming; D. Gerdeaux. Interannual Synchronous Dynamics in North Temperate Lakes in Wisconsin, USA; T.K. Kratz, et al. Working Group Topic 1: Modelling the Responses of Lakes to Day-to-Day Changes in Weather; C.S. Reynolds, et al. Working Group Topic 2: Detecting and Predicting the Responses of Lakes to Global Climate Change; U. Gaedke, et al. Working Group Topic 3: Managing Water Quality in a Changing World; D.G. George, et al. Working Group Topic 4: International Networks of Lake Sites; T.K. Kratz, et al. Index.