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Climatic Change: Implications for the Hydrological Cycle and for Water Management

  • Martin Beniston

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. David Gallego Puyol, Ricardo García Herrera, Emiliano Hernández Martín, Luis Gimeno Presa, Pedro Ribera Rodríguez
    Pages 57-73
  3. Ole Bøssing Christensen, Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen, Michael Botzet
    Pages 101-112
  4. C. Mares, Ileana Mares, Mihaela Mihailescu
    Pages 113-121
  5. Ioan Balin, Gilles Larchevêque, Philippe Quaglia, Valentin Simeonov, Hubert Van Den Bergh, Bertrand Calpini
    Pages 123-138
  6. Nick Van De Giesen, Harald Kunstmann, Gerlinde Jung, Jens Liebe, Marc Andreini, Paul L. G. Vlek
    Pages 151-170
  7. M. Gardelin, S. Bergström, B. Carlsson, L. P. Graham, G. Lindström
    Pages 189-207
  8. Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz
    Pages 225-247
  9. Lucas Menzel, Daniel Niehoff, Gerd Bürger, Axel Bronstert
    Pages 249-269
  10. N. Hasler, I. Iorgulescu, A. Martilli, G. E. Liston, R. Schlaepfer
    Pages 301-328
  11. Bärbel Zierl, Heike Lischke
    Pages 329-347

About this book


year simulations in order to separate noise in the system from the climate change signal. Several contributing papers focused on case studies using Regional Climate Models (RCMs) linked to hydrological models, applied to the analysis of runoff under conditions of convective activity and extreme precipitation, in regions of complex topography, or stakeholder-driven investigations such as water runoff simulations in Quebec undertaken for a major utility. Thorough analyses of GCM results for the Century were reported at the Workshop, in order to illustrate the improvements in model results which have taken place in recent years, and the increasing confidence with which the models can be used for projecting climatic change in coming decades. However, there is still much room for improvement; there is also a need to address more fully the manner in which climate and impacts models (e. g. , hydrological models) can be linked, in terms of consistency and the overlap between different scales, the underlying physical assumptions, and the parameterizations used. Session 2 was devoted to the two extremes of water resources, namely floods and droughts, the focus here being to identify the climate change component in river floods. These have significant economic implications, as was shown by several scientists from Western and Central Europe. Many long time series have been studied worldwide with the aim of detection of nonstationarities, yet there is no conclusive evidence of climate-related changes in flow records, in general.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Beniston
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeosciencesUniversity of FribourgSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Climatic Change: Implications for the Hydrological Cycle and for Water Management
  • Editors Martin Beniston
  • Series Title Advances in Global Change Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-0444-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5944-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-47983-0
  • Series ISSN 1574-0919
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 504
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atmospheric Sciences
    Climate Change
    Environmental Management
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