Issues in Specifying Climate Forcing of Variability

by Paul A. Kay, Univ of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


Several issues arise in the specification of the role of climatic forcing of variability of water resources. The effects of human intervention must be removed so that the climate signal is clear. Physically plausible climatic variables must be identified, and their relationships to water resources response must be properly identified. Appropriate scales of space and time must be specified. These issues are illustrated by reference to studies in the Great Basin of the western U. S. and in Israel.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Climate change | Climates | Basins | Human and behavioral factors | Hydrology | Meteorology | Israel | Middle East | Asia

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