Some hydrological impacts of climate change for the Delaware River Basin



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To gain insight into possible impacts of climate change on water availability in the Delaware River, two models are linked. The first model is a monthly water balance model that converts the temperature and precipitation values generated by a random number generator to monthly streamflow values. The monthly streamflow values are input to a second model that simulates the operation of reservoirs and diversions within the basin. The output for the two linked models consists of time series of reservoir levels and streamflow at key points in the basin. Model results for a base case, in which monthly temperature and precipitation statistics are unchanged from historical records, are compared to several changed-climate scenarios under a standard set of rules of operation.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Some hydrological impacts of climate change for the Delaware River Basin
ISBN 087262756X
Year Published 1990
Language English
Publisher Publ by ASCE
Publisher location Boston, MA, United States
First page 541
Last page 544
Conference Title Optimizing the Resources for Water Management - Proceedings of the ASCE 17th Annual National Conference
Conference Location Fort Worth, TX, USA
Conference Date 17 April 1990 through 21 April 1990
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