The Impact of Global Warming on Water Resources: Overview and Implications for Coastal California

by Jeffrey Garvey, Boyle Engineering Corp, San Diego, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation


In the past two years, impressive evidence has accumulated that global warming is occurring and is related to the increase in greenhouse gasses. The impact of the warming process on water resources nevertheless remains difficult to identify. One potential approach, which can be applied to California coastal basins, is to analogize from present geographical variation. Impacts projected on this basis range from major along the northern coast to insignificant in the south.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Global warming | Sea water | Coastal processes | Hydrologic models | Thermal pollution | Basins | Water temperature | California | United States

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