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Watershed control of hydrologic sources and thermal conditions in SW Alaska streams: a framework for forecasting effects of changing climate

Dates

Creation
2011-05-25
Span of project activity
2011-05-25
Span of project activity
2014-12-31

Citation

LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Peter Lisi(Cooperator/Partner), Daniel Schindler(Principal Investigator), Other partners(funder), Togiak National Wildlife Refuge(funder), Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative(funder), National Science Foundation(funder), 2011-05-25(creation), Watershed control of hydrologic sources and thermal conditions in SW Alaska streams: a framework for forecasting effects of changing climate, https://westernalaskalcc.org/projects/SitePages/WA2011_05.aspx, https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5a0aebc1e4b09af898cb61e4

Summary

Western Alaska is one of the fastest warming regions on the globe and recent trends are expected to continue into the next century, likely having substantial effects on the aquatic resources of this region. While increased air temperatures will have direct effects on water temperatures, indirect effects due to changes in precipitation, groundwater characteristics, and flow regimes may have much larger effects on aquatic ecosystems. Coastal watersheds of Western Alaska are expected to receive 25-50% more snow and 18-25% more rain in the next century. Future “climate warming” may actually cool some streams if the ratio of snow to rain increases for coastal watersheds, while rain-dominated streams are likely to become warmer during the [...]

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Project Extension

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typeShort Project Description
valueThis project will provide an understanding of how precipitation patterns interact with watershed topography to control stream water sources and thermal regimes. It will provide a model to help managers strategize for adapting to future warmer climates and to protect the regional aquatic resources.
projectStatusCompleted

Budget Extension

annualBudgets
year2011
fundingSources
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recipientUniversity of Washington
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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totalFunds6817.0
year2011
fundingSources
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recipientUniversity of Washington
sourceOther partners
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totalFunds2000.0
year2011
fundingSources
amount140000.0
recipientUniversity of Washington
sourceNational Science Foundation
matchingtrue
totalFunds140000.0
year2011
fundingSources
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recipientUniversity of Washington
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds123114.0
totalFunds271931.0

Additional Information

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Type Scheme Key
urn:uuid urn:uuid b238ca73-a2bd-4824-9943-779ea26d8db1
lcc:arctic lcc:arctic WA2011-05

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