Title: Impacts of Climate Change on Physical Characteristics of Lakes in Europe
Publisher: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC54650
ISBN: 978-92-79-13825-6
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24064 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC54650
DOI: 10.2788/41235
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: One of the tasks of the EEWAI action is the assessment of the impacts of climate change on ecological water quality in order to support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. This task requires development of comprehensive knowledge base, models, and databases to provide tools for the evaluation of the adaptation needs of the EU water resources management with respect of the anticipated changes in water quality due to climate change. In 2008, EEWAI initiated a service contract between Joint Research Centre and Helsinki University of Technology in order to develop further a Decision Support System elaborated within the EU project CLIME into a new tool called CLIME Maps. The aim was to extend the central lake database, to update the computational basis of lake physical parameters by applying the newest achievements in this field of science, and enable creating map views of the projected changes of physical parameters of basic lake types. Based on the model results, this report gives an overview of the impacts that climate change may have on physical properties of lakes and demonstrates further implications that these changes have on lake ecosystems. The technical report on CLIME Maps and the users¿ manual are included in annexes of the report.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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