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HESS | Articles | Volume 24, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2593–2608, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2593-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2593–2608, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2593-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 18 May 2020

Research article | 18 May 2020

Worldwide lake level trends and responses to background climate variation

Benjamin M. Kraemer et al.

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Lake levels go up and down due to natural variability in the climate. But the effects of natural variability on lake levels can sometimes be confused for the influence of humans. Here we used long-term data from 200 globally distributed lakes and an advanced statistical approach to show that the effects of natural variability on lake levels can be disentangled from other effects leading to better estimates of long-term changes that may be partially caused by humans.
Lake levels go up and down due to natural variability in the climate. But the effects of natural...
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