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The Importance of Water Temperature Fluctuations in Relation to the Hydrological Factor. Case Study – Bistrita River Basin (Romania)

Gianina Maria Cojoc
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Geography and Geology
  • Siret Water Basin Administration, Bacau, Str.Cuza Voda, 1, 600274, Bacau, Romania
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/ Gheorghe Romanescu
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Geography and Geology
/ Alina Tirnovan
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Geography and Geology
  • Siret Water Basin Administration, Bacau, Str.Cuza Voda, 1, 600274, Bacau, Romania
Published Online: 2015-01-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2014-0034

Abstract

The increase in most components of the climate over the past 50 years, including air and water temperature, is a real phenomenon, as attested by the numerous specialized researches according to IPCC (2013). The water temperature is one of the most important climatic components in analyzing the hydrological regime of the Bistrita River (Romania). The thermal regime of the Bistrita River basin and the frost phenomena associated with the risk factor are particularly important and frequently appear in this area. In recent years, under the Siret Water Basin Administration, this parameter was permanently monitored, so we could do an analysis, which shows that the water temperature fluctuations, influenced by air temperature, lead to the emergence of the ice jam phenomenon. The present study aims to analyze the water temperature, as compared to the air temperature, and the effect of these components on the liquid flow regime (the values were recorded at the hydrological stations on the main course of the Bistrita River). The negative effects resulted from the ice jam phenomenon require developing methods of damage prevention and defense. The frost phenomena recorded after the construction of the Bicaz dam are analyzed in this article

Keywords : water and air temperature; Bistrita River; climate change; ice jam; Romania

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Published Online: 2015-01-10

Published in Print: 2014-10-01


Citation Information: Present Environment and Sustainable Development. Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 183–194, ISSN (Online) 2284-7820, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2014-0034, January 2015

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