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Characterizing climate-change impact on the 1.5-year flood flow in selected basins across the United States: a probabilistic approach

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2010

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Walker, John F.; Hay, Lauren E.; Markstrom, Steven L.; Dettinger, Michael D., 2010, Characterizing climate-change impact on the 1.5-year flood flow in selected basins across the United States: a probabilistic approach: Earth Interactions, v. 15, no. IP-018344, p. 1-16.

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The U.S. Geological Survey Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) model was applied to basins in 14 different hydroclimatic regions to determine the sensitivity and variability of the freshwater resources of the United States in the face of current climate-change projections. Rather than attempting to choose a most likely scenario from the results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an ensemble of climate simulations from five models under three emissions scenarios each was used to drive the basin models. Climate-change scenarios were generated for PRMS by modifying historical precipitation and temperature inputs; mean monthly climate change was derived by calculating changes in mean climates from current to various [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northeast CASC

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