Climate change is posing additional pressures on coastal ecosystems due to variations in water biogeochemical and physico-chemical parameters (e.g., pH, salinity) leading to aquatic ecosystem degradation. With themain aimof analyzing the potential impacts of climate change onmarinewater quality, a Regional Risk Assessment methodologywas developed and applied to coastal marinewaters of the North Adriatic. It integrates the outputs of regional biogeochemical and physico-chemicalmodels considering future climate change scenarios (i.e., years 2070 and 2100) with site-specific environmental and socio-economic indicators. Results showed that salinity and temperaturewill be the main drivers of changes, together with macronutrients, especially in the area of the Po’ river delta. The final outputs are exposure, susceptibility and riskmaps supporting the communication of the potential consequences of climate change on water quality to decision makers and stakeholders and provide a basis for the definition of adaptation and management strategies.
|Titolo:||Climate change impacts on marine water quality: The case study of the Northern Adriatic sea|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |
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