reference : Rising stream and river temperatures in the United States

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Abstract Water temperatures are increasing in many streams and rivers throughout the US. We analyzed historical records from 40 sites and found that 20 major streams and rivers have shown statistically significant, long-term warming. Annual mean water temperatures increased by 0.009-0.077 degrees C yr(-1), and rates of warming were most rapid in, but not confined to, urbanizing areas. Long-term increases in stream water temperatures were typically correlated with increases in air temperatures. If stream temperatures were to continue to increase at current rates, due to global warming and urbanization, this could have important effects on eutrophication, ecosystem processes such as biological productivity and stream metabolism, contaminant toxicity, and loss of aquatic biodiversity.
Alternate Journal Front Ecol Environ
Author Kaushal, S. S. Likens, G. E. Jaworski, N. A. Pace, M. L. Sides, A. M. Seekell, D. Belt, K. T. Secor, D. H. Wingate, R. L.
Author Address Kaushal, SS; Univ Maryland, Chesapeake Biol Lab, Ctr Environm Sci, Solomons, MD 20688 USA; Univ Maryland, Chesapeake Biol Lab, Ctr Environm Sci, Solomons, MD 20688 USA; Univ Maryland, Chesapeake Biol Lab, Ctr Environm Sci, Solomons, MD 20688 USA; Cary Inst Ecosyst Studies, Millbrook, NY USA; US EPA, Sanford, FL USA; Univ Vermont, Rubenstein Sch Environm & Nat Resources, Burlington, VT USA; US Forest Serv, USDA, No Res Stn, Baltimore, MD USA; Univ Maryland Baltimore Cty, Baltimore, MD 21228 USA
DOI 10.1890/090037
Date Nov
ISSN 1540-9295
Issue 9
Journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Keywords long-term water; climate-change; land-use; trends; urbanization; impact
Language English
Notes 679KG; Times Cited:14; Cited References Count:21
Pages 461-466
Title Rising stream and river temperatures in the United States
Volume 8
Year 2010
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