Location: Home> Papers

Title: A method to study the impact of climate change on variability of river flow: an example from the Guadalupe River in Texas
First author: Y-S,Xu(Yongsheng Xu)
This work introduced a method to study river flow variability in response to climate change by using remote sensing precipitation data, downscaled climate model outputs with bias corrections, and a land surface model. A meteorological forcing dataset representing future climate was constructed via the delta change method in which the modeled change was added to the present-day conditions. The delta change was conducted at a fine spatial and temporal scale to contain the signals of weather events, which exhibit substantial responses to climate change. An empirical transformation technique was further applied to the constructed forcing to ensure a realistic range. The meteorological forcing was then used to drive the land surface model to simulate the future river flow. The results show that preserving fine-scale processes in response to climate change is a necessity to assess climatic impacts on the variability of river flow events.
Contact the author: Z-L, Yang(Zong Liang Yang)
Page number: 965-979
Issue: 3-4
Authors units:
PubYear: Aug. 2012
Volume: 113
Unit code: 133137
Publication name: Climatic Change
The full text link:
Full papers:
Departmens of first author:
Paper source:
Paper type:
Participation of the author: