Global climate change and potential effects on Pacific salmonids in freshwater ecosystems of southeast Alaska

@article{Bryant2009GlobalCC,
  title={Global climate change and potential effects on Pacific salmonids in freshwater ecosystems of southeast Alaska},
  author={Mason D. Bryant},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  year={2009},
  volume={95},
  pages={169-193}
}
  • M. Bryant
  • Published 14 January 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Climatic Change
General circulation models predict increases in air temperatures from 1°C to 5°C as atmospheric CO2 continues to rise during the next 100 years. Thermal regimes in freshwater ecosystems will change as air temperatures increase regionally. As air temperatures increase, the distribution and intensity of precipitation will change which will in turn alter freshwater hydrology. Low elevation floodplains and wetlands will flood as continental ice sheets melt, increasing sea-levels. Although… 
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