Century-scale variability in global annual runoff examined using a water balance model

International Journal of Climatology
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Abstract

A monthly water balance model (WB model) is used with CRUTS2.1 monthly temperature and precipitation data to generate time series of monthly runoff for all land areas of the globe for the period 1905 through 2002. Even though annual precipitation accounts for most of the temporal and spatial variability in annual runoff, increases in temperature have had an increasingly negative effect on annual runoff after 1980. Although the effects of increasing temperature on runoff became more apparent after 1980, the relative magnitude of these effects are small compared to the effects of precipitation on global runoff. ?? 2010 Royal Meteorological Society.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Century-scale variability in global annual runoff examined using a water balance model
Series title International Journal of Climatology
DOI 10.1002/joc.2198
Volume 31
Issue 12
Year Published 2011
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title International Journal of Climatology
First page 1739
Last page 1748