publication . Article . 2011

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Groundwater Supplies to the Doñana Wetland, Spain

Carolina Guardiola-Albert; Christopher R. Jackson;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Wetlands, volume 31, pages 907-920 (issn: 0277-5212, eissn: 1943-6246, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Climate change impacts on natural recharge and groundwater-wetland dynamics were investigated for the Almonte-Marismas aquifer, Spain, which supports the internationally important Doñana wetland. Simulations were carried out using outputs from 13 global climate models to assess the impacts of climate change. Reductions in flow from the aquifer to streams and springs flooding the wetland, induced by changes in recharge according to different climate projections, were modelled. The results project that the change in climate by the 2080s, under a medium-high greenhouse gas emissions scenario, leads to a reduction in groundwater resources. The reduction in mean rech...
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free text keywords: Ecology, General Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, Aquifer, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Climate change, Riparian zone, Hydrology, Depression-focused recharge, Environmental science, Groundwater discharge, Groundwater, Water table, Groundwater recharge
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