A recent publication in the international journal Geophysical Research Letters relates the warming of lakes on every continent on the planet. These increases in temperature are faster than that of the air and ocean water temperatures and have multiple consequences, such as the increased abundance of cyanobacteria and the decrease of lake’s water level. CEN researcher Reinhard Pienitz discusses the publication in a short article published on the website of La Presse. Professor Pienitz mentions the importance of the integrated work that was achieved in this study while specifying that the result is not surprising. The speed of the warming of lakes in the High Arctic, compared to those found in southern regions has been observed previously. That said, Dr Pienitz was surprised that Quebec lakes were not included in the study.
You can read the text by Charles Côté « La température des lacs grimpe» (in French) published on La Presse’s web site on December the 20 2015.