14. Historic and Likely Future Impacts of Climate Change on Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada, USA

  1. Charles R. Goldman6,
  2. Michio Kumagai7 and
  3. Richard D. Robarts8
  1. Robert Coats6,
  2. Goloka Sahoo1,
  3. John Riverson2,
  4. Mariza Costa-Cabral3,
  5. Michael Dettinger4,
  6. Brent Wolfe5,
  7. John Reuter6,
  8. Geoffrey Schladow1 and
  9. Charles R. Goldman6

Published Online: 20 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118470596.ch14

Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters: Impacts and Mitigation for Ecosystems and Societies

Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters: Impacts and Mitigation for Ecosystems and Societies

How to Cite

Coats, R., Sahoo, G., Riverson, J., Costa-Cabral, M., Dettinger, M., Wolfe, B., Reuter, J., Schladow, G. and Goldman, C. R. (2012) Historic and Likely Future Impacts of Climate Change on Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada, USA, in Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters: Impacts and Mitigation for Ecosystems and Societies (eds C. R. Goldman, M. Kumagai and R. D. Robarts), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118470596.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 6

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, USA

  2. 7

    Lake Biwa Sigma Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan

  3. 8

    World Water and Climate Network, Saskatoon, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, USA

  2. 2

    Tetra Tech, Inc., Fairfax VA, USA

  3. 3

    Hydrology Futures LLC, Seattle WA, USA

  4. 4

    US Geological Survey and Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla CA, USA

  5. 5

    Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Sacramento CA, USA

  6. 6

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119968665

Online ISBN: 9781118470596

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Keywords:

  • Lake Tahoe, ultra-oligotrophic;
  • Europe, Africa, and North American lakes;
  • the Tahoe Basin, historic climate trends;
  • lotic ecology, and stream ecology;
  • climate change and temperature;
  • Lake Tahoe, priceless scenic resource;
  • deep mixings of Lake Tahoe, shut off

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and background

  • Historic climate trends in the Tahoe Basin

  • Modeling the impacts of future climate change

  • Impacts on the watershed

  • Impact on the lake

  • Reducing negative impacts

  • Summary and conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References