Climate Change & Harmful Algal Blooms in Maumee Bay
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a global problem and have reemerged as a concern in Lake Erie during the last decade. While some have hypothesized HABs in Lake Erie will become more frequent and larger, there are few studies linking predicted climate and watershed models to examine this issue. This talk will describe the methods and results of an ongoing project that links climate models, watershed models and HABs models to predict the frequency and magnitude of HABs through 2099.
This webinar will describe:
- Predicted climate for the Maumee Basin through 2099
- How climate change is likely to affect river discharge and harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie
- Modeling tools that can help people understand and manage the impacts of extreme weather events and climate change