NCEAS Project 8522

Climate forcing of lacustrine energy fluxes

  • Piet Verburg

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow16th July 2004—15th July 2006Participant List  

Abstract
Lakes are warming up globally with the recent climate warming. The effect of the warming on the ecosystems in the lakes depends on the impact on the physics of the lakes. The proposed research investigates the changes since 1980 in energy fluxes leaving and entering lakes in various climatic settings and the relation of these changes with regional meteorology. Implications for aquatic ecosystems will be determined.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Verburg, Piet. 2004. Climate change effects on productivity in large lakes. Aquatic Carbon Fluxes Working Group, December 2004. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Santa Barbara, CA.
Presentations Verburg, Piet. 2004. Climate effects on the circulation in a deep tropical lake, September 2004. Seminar. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Santa Barbara, CA.
Presentations Verburg, Piet. 2004. Dietary segregation among littoral and pelagic fishes in Lake Tanganyika. DIALOG VI Symposium, October 2004. Dauphin Island Sea lab, AL.
Presentations Verburg, Piet; Hecky, R. E. 2004. Dietary segregation among littoral and pelagic fishes in Lake Tanganyika: Evidence for competitive exclusion, August 2004. Ecological Society of America. Portland, OR.
Presentations Verburg, Piet. 2004. Global climate warming decreased productivity in Lake Tanganyika. Dissertation Initiative for the Advancement of Limnology and Oceanography Symposium, October 2004. Dauphin Island Sea Lab, AL.
Journal Article Verburg, Piet; Hecky, R. E.; Kling, H.J. 2006. Climate warming decreased primary productivity in Lake Tanganyika, inferred from accumulation of dissolved silica and increased transparency. Proceedings of International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology. Vol: 29(5). Pages 2335-2338.
Journal Article Verburg, Piet. 2007. The need to correct for the Suess effect in the application of delta C-13 in sediment of autotrophic Lake Tanganyika, as a productivity proxy in the Anthropocene . Journal of Paleolimnology. Vol: 37. Pages 591-602.
Journal Article Verburg, Piet; Hecky, R. E. 2009. The physics of the warming of Lake Tanganyika by climate change. Limnology and Oceanography. Vol: 54(6,2). Pages 2418-2430.
Software Verburg, Piet; Antenucci, J. P. 2010. Matlab script to estimate latent and sensible heat fluxes from lake water surfaces. (Abstract)
Journal Article Verburg, Piet; Antenucci, J. P. 2010. Persistent unstable atmospheric boundary layer enhances sensible and latent heat loss in a tropical Great Lake - Lake Tanganyika. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol: 115. Pages 1-13.
Journal Article Verburg, Piet; Antenucci, J. P.; Hecky, R. E. 2011. Differential cooling drives large-scale convective circulation in Lake Tanganyika. Limnology and Oceanography. Vol: 56(3). Pages 910-926. (Online version)