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On the Hydrologic Adjustment of Climate-Model Projections: The Potential Pitfall of Potential Evapotranspiration

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2011

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Milly, P C D, and Dunne, Krista A, 2011, On the Hydrologic Adjustment of Climate-Model Projections: The Potential Pitfall of Potential Evapotranspiration: Earth Interactions, v. 15, iss. 1, p. 1-14.

Summary

Hydrologic models often are applied to adjust projections of hydroclimatic change that come from climate models. Such adjustment includes climate-bias correction, spatial refinement (“downscaling”), and consideration of the roles of hydrologic processes that were neglected in the climate model. Described herein is a quantitative analysis of the effects of hydrologic adjustment on the projections of runoff change associated with projected twenty-first-century climate change. In a case study including three climate models and 10 river basins in the contiguous United States, the authors find that relative (i.e., fractional or percentage) runoff change computed with hydrologic adjustment more often than not was less positive (or, equivalently, [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Tue Apr 23 15:19:52 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Continental Water, Climate, and Earth-System Dynamics.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b7e4b04b508bfd333f">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b7e4b04b508bfd333f</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1175/2010EI363.1

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