Possible climate and water balance changes in Karelia (Russia) during the first half of the XXI century.
Filatov, Nikolai; Nazarova, Larisa; Salo, Yuri
As a result of the statistical analysis of the meteorological and water balance data, and fluctuations of the water level in large lakes in the Karelia region for the period 1880-1999, noticeable changes were detected. Numerical experiments on the ECHAM-4 model show changes in the climate and hydrological regime. Received results allow assuming that in Karelia during the 2000-2050 period slow changes in the landscape ecosystems may start, including freshwater ecosystems. The climate and water regime changes, if occur, will put demands to the management of basic branches of economy in the region.