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If the trends of the late 20th century 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 studies have considered the impact of climate change on water resources, but many 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. Management of Lakes and Reservoirs during Global Climate Change highlights some of the mechanisms involved and assesses the likely qualitative impact of changes in the weather.
- 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. Bauerle
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. Padisak
- Impact of Climate-Affected Flowrates on Phytoplankton Dynamics in Dam Reservoirs; B. Desortova, P. Punčochář
- 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 -- 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.