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Hydrological responses to dynamically and statistically downscaled climate model output

Geophysical Research Letters

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DOI: 10.1029/1999GL006078

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Abstract

Daily rainfall and surface temperature series were simulated for the Animas River basin, Colorado using dynamically and statistically downscaled output from the National Center for Environmental Prediction/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP/NCAR) re-analysis. A distributed hydrological model was then applied to the downscaled data. Relative to raw NCEP output, downscaled climate variables provided more realistic stimulations of basin scale hydrology. However, the results highlight the sensitivity of modeled processes to the choice of downscaling technique, and point to the need for caution when interpreting future hydrological scenarios.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Hydrological responses to dynamically and statistically downscaled climate model output
Series title:
Geophysical Research Letters
DOI:
10.1029/1999GL006078
Volume
27
Issue:
8
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geophysical Research Letters
First page:
1199
Last page:
1202