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Extremes of Temperature, Oxygen and Blooms in the Baltic Sea in a Changing Climate
Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Baltic Nest Institute.
Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Baltic Nest Institute.
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2012 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, Vol. 41, no 6, 574-585 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the future, the Baltic Sea ecosystem will be impacted both by climate change and by riverine and atmospheric nutrient inputs. Multi-model ensemble simulations comprising one IPCC scenario (A1B), two global climate models, two regional climate models, and three Baltic Sea ecosystem models were performed to elucidate the combined effect of climate change and changes in nutrient inputs. This study focuses on the occurrence of extreme events in the projected future climate. Results suggest that the number of days favoring cyanobacteria blooms could increase, anoxic events may become more frequent and last longer, and salinity may tend to decrease. Nutrient load reductions following the Baltic Sea Action Plan can reduce the deterioration of oxygen conditions.

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2012. Vol. 41, no 6, 574-585 p.
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Baltic Sea, Climate change, Modeling, Ecosystem
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Environmental Sciences Ecology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81249DOI: 10.1007/s13280-012-0321-2ISI: 000308039100006OAI: diva2:560653


Available from: 2012-10-15 Created: 2012-10-15 Last updated: 2012-10-15Bibliographically approved

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