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How climate change can impact the timing of lake stratification, with drastic consequences

The disruption of lake stratification to lake ecosystems could be incredibly damaging. Image: Unsplash/Aaron Burden

Ayesha Tandon

Science Journalist, Carbon Brief

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Different scenarios predict future changes in lake stratification.
Different scenarios predict future changes in lake stratification. Image: Woolway et al (2021).
Chart showing change in the onset, breakup and overall length of lake stratification
Chart showing change in the onset, breakup and overall length of lake stratification Image: Carbon brief

Lake stratification is expected to increase significantly.
Lake stratification is expected to increase significantly. Image: Woolway et al (2021)
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