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Implications of Climate Change on Florida's Water Resources

Title: Implications of Climate Change on Florida's Water Resources.
Name(s): Obeysekera, Jayantha, author
Graham, Wendy, author
Sukop, Michael C, author
Asefa, Tirusew, author
Wang, Dingbao, author
Ghebremichael, Kebreab, author
Mwashote, Benjamin, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Book Part
Date Issued: 2017-11-29
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Water resources systems in Florida are unique and exhibit significant diversity in hydrogeologic characteristics and in rainfall and temperature patterns. In many parts of the state, both surface and groundwater systems are complex, highly interconnected, and any change in hydrologic drivers such as rainfall or temperature has the potential to impact the water resources of the urban, agricultural, and ecological systems. Because of this diversity, it is not possible to present a single overall outlook regarding the implications of climate change on the water resources of the state. This chapter presents brief summaries of individual studies that are available for major water resources systems in the state, which include the Everglades, the Tampa Bay region, the St. Johns River watershed, and the Suwannee River and Apalachicola River basins. Available climate models and their downscaled versions have varying degrees of bias and lack of skill that need to be considered in impact analyses. In all regions, projected changes in rainfall, temperature, and sea level may have significant impacts on water supply, water levels in environmentally sensitive areas, flood protection, and water quality.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1515441680_9ce8bb62 (IID), 10.17125/fci2017.ch03 (DOI)
Keywords: Rainfall, Temperature, Groundwater, Sea level rise, Water quality, GCM, Downscaling, Uncertainties
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Florida's Climate: Changes, Variations, & Impacts.
Issue: iss. Edition 1

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Obeysekera, J., Graham, W., Sukop, M. C., Asefa, T., Wang, D., Ghebremichael, K., & Mwashote, B. (2017). Implications of Climate Change on Florida's Water Resources. Florida's Climate: Changes, Variations, & Impacts. Retrieved from