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Climate change sensitivity assessment on Upper Mississippi River Basin Streamflows using SWAT

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2005

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Jha, M., Arnold, J. G., Gassman, P. W., Giorgi, F., and Gu, R. R., 2005, Climate change sensitivity assessment on Upper Mississippi River Basin Streamflows using SWAT: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 42, 997 p.

Summary

The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was used to assess the effects of potential future climate change on the hydrology of the Upper Mississippi River Basin (UMRB). Calibration and validation of SWAT were performed using monthly stream flows for 1968-1987 and 1988-1997, respectively. The R super(2) and Nash-Sutcliffe simulation efficiency values computed for the monthly comparisons were 0.74 and 0.69 for the calibration period and 0.82 and 0.81 for the validation period. The effects of nine 30-year (1968 to 1997) sensitivity runs and six climate change scenarios were then analyzed, relative to a scenario baseline. A doubling of atmospheric C0 sub(2)to 660 ppmv (while holding other climate variables constant) resulted in [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northeast CASC

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