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Sensitivity of ground - water recharge estimates to climate variability and change, Columbia Plateau, Washington

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John J. Vaccaro, 1992, Sensitivity of ground - water recharge estimates to climate variability and change, Columbia Plateau, Washington: Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, v. 97, iss. D3.

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The sensitivity of groundwater recharge estimates was investigated for the semiarid Ellensburg basin, located on the Columbia Plateau, Washington, to historic and projected climatic regimes. Recharge was estimated for predevelopment and current (1980s) land use conditions using a daily energy-soil-water balance model. A synthetic daily weather generator was used to simulate lengthy sequences with parameters estimated from subsets of the historical record that were unusually wet and unusually dry. Comparison of recharge estimates corresponding to relatively wet and dry periods showed that recharge for predevelopment land use varies considerably within the range of climatic conditions observed in the 87-year historical observation period. [...]

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John J. Vaccaro
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Wiley

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