Regional Hydrologic Response to Climate Change: An Ecological Perspective

LeRoy POFF

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

    Abstract

    According to current consensus, the world will become warmer over the next century as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere (see Levine, Chapter 1, this volume; Slade, 1990). Changes in atmospheric circulation patterns will lead to geographic adjustments in climate and thereby affect regional and local hydrologic cycles, but in ways that are currently difficult to predict. For example, precipitation in climatically distinct regions may change by ± 20% and runoff may change by ± 50% (Schneider et al., 1990). Substantial regional shifts in climate may alter not only the quantity of runoff but its variability and timing as well. Because many ecological processes are regulated by the quantity and the temporal distribution of streamflow, major alterations in hydrologic regimes are likely to result in modifications of freshwater ecosystem structure and function.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlobal Climate Change and Freshwater Ecosystems
    EditorsPenelope Firth, Stuart Fisher
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages88-115
    ISBN (Print)9781461276814
    Publication statusPublished - 1992

    Fingerprint

    runoff
    climate change
    ecosystem structure
    freshwater ecosystem
    climate
    ecosystem function
    atmospheric circulation
    temporal distribution
    streamflow
    greenhouse gas
    atmosphere
    world
    hydrologic cycle

    Cite this

    POFF, L. (1992). Regional Hydrologic Response to Climate Change: An Ecological Perspective. In P. Firth, & S. Fisher (Eds.), Global Climate Change and Freshwater Ecosystems (pp. 88-115). New York: Springer.
    POFF, LeRoy. / Regional Hydrologic Response to Climate Change: An Ecological Perspective. Global Climate Change and Freshwater Ecosystems . editor / Penelope Firth ; Stuart Fisher. New York : Springer, 1992. pp. 88-115
    @inbook{cc2de77e12894691b7bc70de266c5cfe,
    title = "Regional Hydrologic Response to Climate Change: An Ecological Perspective",
    abstract = "According to current consensus, the world will become warmer over the next century as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere (see Levine, Chapter 1, this volume; Slade, 1990). Changes in atmospheric circulation patterns will lead to geographic adjustments in climate and thereby affect regional and local hydrologic cycles, but in ways that are currently difficult to predict. For example, precipitation in climatically distinct regions may change by ± 20{\%} and runoff may change by ± 50{\%} (Schneider et al., 1990). Substantial regional shifts in climate may alter not only the quantity of runoff but its variability and timing as well. Because many ecological processes are regulated by the quantity and the temporal distribution of streamflow, major alterations in hydrologic regimes are likely to result in modifications of freshwater ecosystem structure and function.",
    author = "LeRoy POFF",
    year = "1992",
    language = "English",
    isbn = "9781461276814",
    pages = "88--115",
    editor = "Penelope Firth and Stuart Fisher",
    booktitle = "Global Climate Change and Freshwater Ecosystems",
    publisher = "Springer",
    address = "Netherlands",

    }

    POFF, L 1992, Regional Hydrologic Response to Climate Change: An Ecological Perspective. in P Firth & S Fisher (eds), Global Climate Change and Freshwater Ecosystems . Springer, New York, pp. 88-115.

    Regional Hydrologic Response to Climate Change: An Ecological Perspective. / POFF, LeRoy.

    Global Climate Change and Freshwater Ecosystems . ed. / Penelope Firth; Stuart Fisher. New York : Springer, 1992. p. 88-115.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

    TY - CHAP

    T1 - Regional Hydrologic Response to Climate Change: An Ecological Perspective

    AU - POFF, LeRoy

    PY - 1992

    Y1 - 1992

    N2 - According to current consensus, the world will become warmer over the next century as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere (see Levine, Chapter 1, this volume; Slade, 1990). Changes in atmospheric circulation patterns will lead to geographic adjustments in climate and thereby affect regional and local hydrologic cycles, but in ways that are currently difficult to predict. For example, precipitation in climatically distinct regions may change by ± 20% and runoff may change by ± 50% (Schneider et al., 1990). Substantial regional shifts in climate may alter not only the quantity of runoff but its variability and timing as well. Because many ecological processes are regulated by the quantity and the temporal distribution of streamflow, major alterations in hydrologic regimes are likely to result in modifications of freshwater ecosystem structure and function.

    AB - According to current consensus, the world will become warmer over the next century as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere (see Levine, Chapter 1, this volume; Slade, 1990). Changes in atmospheric circulation patterns will lead to geographic adjustments in climate and thereby affect regional and local hydrologic cycles, but in ways that are currently difficult to predict. For example, precipitation in climatically distinct regions may change by ± 20% and runoff may change by ± 50% (Schneider et al., 1990). Substantial regional shifts in climate may alter not only the quantity of runoff but its variability and timing as well. Because many ecological processes are regulated by the quantity and the temporal distribution of streamflow, major alterations in hydrologic regimes are likely to result in modifications of freshwater ecosystem structure and function.

    UR - https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4612-2814-1_5

    M3 - Chapter

    SN - 9781461276814

    SP - 88

    EP - 115

    BT - Global Climate Change and Freshwater Ecosystems

    A2 - Firth, Penelope

    A2 - Fisher, Stuart

    PB - Springer

    CY - New York

    ER -

    POFF L. Regional Hydrologic Response to Climate Change: An Ecological Perspective. In Firth P, Fisher S, editors, Global Climate Change and Freshwater Ecosystems . New York: Springer. 1992. p. 88-115