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Climate variability and estuarine water resources: A case study from Tampa Bay, Florida.
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  • Nancy Schmidt
  • Mark E. Luther
  • Rebecca A. Johns-Krishnaswami
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Rebecca (Johns) Krishnaswami

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2004
Date Issued
January 2004
Date Available
July 2014
Abstract
Natural variability in the myriad of physical processes that impact and control estuaries occurs at time scales that typically may exceed or partly exceed many monitoring programs. With respect to documenting and monitoring impacts of human influences- on estuaries, it is therefore important to frame the results of short-term monitoring programs within the context of longer term natural variability in the environment. In the Tampa Bay, Florida area, climate variability strongly influences seasonal precipitation, stream flow, and salinity. In particular, El Niño-Southern Oscillation impacts during the winter have the potential to influence both the availability of surface water for water supply withdrawal and the evaluation of the impacts of surface water withdrawals on the ecosystem.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Coastal Management, 32(2), 101-116. DOI: 10.1080/08920750490275895 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
en_US
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Schmidt, N., Luther, M.E. & Johns, R.A. (2004). Climate variability and estuarine water resources: A case study from Tampa Bay, Florida. Coastal Management, 32(2), 101-116. DOI: 10.1080/08920750490275895