The drying up of Britain? A national estimate of changes in seasonal river flows from 11 Regional Climate Model simulations
journal contributionposted on 27.07.2016, 08:12 by Christel Prudhomme, Andrew R. Young, Glen Watts, Tracey Haxton, Sue M. Crooks, Jennifer Williamson, Helen N. Davies, Simon J. Dadson, Stuart Allen
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. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
This work is part of project SC090016, funded jointly by the Natural Environment Research Council, the Environment Agency for England and Wales, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and UK Water Industry Research.
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