The drying up of Britain?: a national estimate of changes in seasonal river flows from 11 regional climate model simulations
Prudhomme, Christel; Young, Andy; Watts, Glenn; Haxton, Tracey; Crooks, Sue; Williamson, Jennifer; Davies, Helen; Dadson, Simon; Allen, Stuart. 2012 The drying up of Britain?: a national estimate of changes in seasonal river flows from 11 regional climate model simulations. Hydrological Processes, 26 (7). 1115-1118. 10.1002/hyp.8434Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
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As climate change may modify the hydrological cycle significantly, understanding the impact on river flow is important because it affects long-term water resources planning. Here, we describe a high-resolution British assessment of changes in river flows in the 2050s under 11 different realisations of HadRM3. In winter, river flows may either increase or decrease, with a wide range of possible decreases in summer flow. These results should encourage adaptation that copes with a broad range of future hydrological conditions.
|Item Type:||Publication - Article|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/hyp.8434|
|Programmes:||CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Water > WA Topic 1 - Variability and Change in Water Systems
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Water > WA Topic 3 - Science for Water Management
|Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.:||The attached document is the author’s final manuscript version of the journal article, incorporating any revisions agreed during the peer review process. Some differences between this and the publisher’s version remain. You are advised to consult the publisher’s version if you wish to cite from this article. The definitive version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com|
|Additional Keywords:||hydrological impact assessment, river flows, climate change, adaptation, change factor method, 2050s|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Data and Information
|Date made live:||20 Dec 2011 14:18|
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