Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 933–949, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-933-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 933–949, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-933-2015

Research article 16 Feb 2015

Research article | 16 Feb 2015

From days to decades: numerical modelling of freshwater lens response to climate change stressors on small low-lying islands

S. Holding and D. M. Allen

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Freshwater lenses are vulnerable to many climate change stressors that act over varying spatial and temporal scales. This study evaluates the spatial and temporal response of a freshwater lens to short- and long-acting climate stressors using a numerical modeling approach. The results identify critical factors affecting the freshwater lens response for a typical small, low-lying island setting, as well as the effectiveness of remedial options in improving lens recovery.