Modeling Continuous Non-point Source Inputs from Rural Watersheds to Lakes and Impoundments: A Review of Tools for Predicting Climate Change Effects

Michael P. Hanratty

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Abstract

A number of scientists have recognized the potential for global climate change due to the so-called greenhouse effect (e,g. Bolin and Doos, 1986; Harrington, 1987; Schlesinger, 1991). The measured and expected increase in atmospheric C02 has been predicted to raise the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere, leading to significant changes in the climate of many regions of the world, including the U.S. It is important, then, to determine the impact of these climate changes on the natural environment. Accurate predictions of ecosystem responses at watershed and regional levels would provide guidance for managing and protecting our nation's natural resources prior to and during a potentially radical change in the average climatological conditions in the U.S.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Sep 1995

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