thumbnail

Reference hydrologic networks II. Using reference hydrologic networks to assess climate-driven changes in streamflow

Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques

By:
, , , , ,
DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2012.728705

Links

Abstract

Reference hydrologic networks (RHNs) can play an important role in monitoring for changes in the hydrological regime related to climate variation and change. Currently, the literature concerning hydrological response to climate variations is complex and confounded by the combinations of many methods of analysis, wide variations in hydrology, and the inclusion of data series that include changes in land use, storage regulation and water use in addition to those of climate. Three case studies that illustrate a variety of approaches to the analysis of data from RHNs are presented and used, together with a summary of studies from the literature, to develop approaches for the investigation of changes in the hydrological regime at a continental or global scale, particularly for international comparison. We present recommendations for an analysis framework and the next steps to advance such an initiative. There is a particular focus on the desirability of establishing standardized procedures and methodologies for both the creation of new national RHNs and the systematic analysis of data derived from a collection of RHNs.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Reference hydrologic networks II. Using reference hydrologic networks to assess climate-driven changes in streamflow
Series title:
Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques
DOI:
10.1080/02626667.2012.728705
Volume
57
Issue:
8
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publisher location:
Philadelphia, PA
Contributing office(s):
Maine Water Science Center
Description:
15 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques
First page:
1
Last page:
15