Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland

Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland – Plate 7.7

Water temperature plays a decisive role in relation to the composition and development of aquatic life. The viability and activity of aquatic organisms depend on both an optimum range of temperature and extreme temperatures. The present plate deals with various long-term aspects of fluctuation in water temperature. Among other things, it addresses question of the temporal trend in phases of high temperatures and the resulting duration of potential stress for flora and fauna.

In digital form:

Plate of the Atlas as pdf (16913kb)
Explanatory text (taken without changes from the Hydrological Atlas)
Table «Gemessene Höchstwerte der Wassertemperaturen»

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