Potential Climate Change Effects on Great Lakes Hydrodynamics and Water Quality

by David C. L. Lam, (editor), (M.ASCE), Res. Sci.; Nat. Water Res. Inst., Envir. Canada, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 4A6,
William M. Schertzer, (editor), (M.ASCE), Res. Sci.; Nat. Water Res. Inst., Envir. Canada, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 4A6,


American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0413-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0413-5 (ISBN-10), 1999, Soft Cover, Pg. 217
23 cm.

Document Type: Book

Abstract: This report provides a state-of-the-art review of the climate change effects on lake hydrodynamics and water quality. Most of the engineering cases in this book deal with the ability of existing infrastructure to cope with extreme weather conditions. The case studies are intended to illustrate the advancement in modeling research on lake hydrodynamics, thermal stratification, pollutant transport, and water quality by highlighting the climate change aspects in the application of these techniques. Topics include climate and lake responses, lake thermodynamics, large-scale circulation, wind-waves on large lakes, great lakes ice cover, and water quality.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Climate change | Lakes | Hydrodynamics | Hydrologic models | Model analysis | Thermal analysis | Case studies | Great Lakes | North America

 

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