Implications for Future Survival of Delta Smelt from Four Climate Change Scenarios for the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California

@article{Brown2013ImplicationsFF,
  title={Implications for Future Survival of Delta Smelt from Four Climate Change Scenarios for the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California},
  author={Larry R. Brown and William A. Bennett and R. Wayne Wagner and Tara L. Morgan-King and Noah Knowles and Frederick Feyrer and David H. Schoellhamer and Mark T. Stacey and Michael D. Dettinger},
  journal={Estuaries and Coasts},
  year={2013},
  volume={36},
  pages={754-774}
}
Changes in the position of the low salinity zone, a habitat suitability index, turbidity, and water temperature modeled from four 100-year scenarios of climate change were evaluated for possible effects on delta smelt Hypomesus transpacificus, which is endemic to the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta. [...] Key Result By mid-century, the position of the low salinity zone in the fall and the habitat suitability index converged on values only observed during the worst droughts of the baseline period (1969–2000…Expand
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