Simulation of Daily Climatic Series for the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources

by Bryson C. Bates,
Stephen P. Charles,
P. Michael Fleming,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology

Abstract:

A new approach to the generation of climatic time series for studies of the impact of climate change on water resources is presented. The method adapts a current stochastic weather generator (WGEN) to generate synthetic daily precipitation, maximum and minimum temperatures, and solar radiation series for current and forecasted future climates. A case study involving the CSIRO9 general circulation model (GCM) and WGEN is used to illustrate the limitations of their simulations for Australian conditions and the need for a new approach to generating daily climatic series for the assessment of climate change impacts.



Subject Headings: Water resources | Climate change | Case studies | Solar radiation | Computer models | Temperature effects | Precipitation

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