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


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 | Climates | Climate change | Solar radiation | Computer models | Water circulation | Case studies | Time series analysis | Australia

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