Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594

Pietrafesa LJ

Pietrafesa LJ
School of Coastal and Marine Systems Science Conway,
South Carolina 29528
Tanzania

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  • Research Article
    Great Lakes Water Levels: Decomposing Time Series for Attribution
    Author(s): Pietrafesa LJ, Shaowu Bao, Huang NE, Gayes PT, Yan T and Slattery MPPietrafesa LJ, Shaowu Bao, Huang NE, Gayes PT, Yan T and Slattery MP

    Great Lakes water levels have been trending downwards throughout the 20th and into the 21st Centuries. Potential causes are numerous. There have been dredging and water diversion projects over the last 110 years, increasing demand for fresh water consumption from a rising population, and considerable variations in environmental factors (rainfall, snowfall, air temperature and wind), all causal in nature. A thorough assessment of United States federal agency and laboratory data archives of time series of winds, air temperatures, rainfall and snowfall, and water level data, reveals that falling lake levels can be linked to rising air temperatures. Non-uniform, post-glacial, isostatic adjustments of the entire Great Lakes region has further complicated the system as land mass tilting causes localized uplift or subsidence that has also altered relative water levels. A mathematical decomposit.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2332-2594.1000153

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