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Uncertainties in the impacts of climate change on extreme high Meuse discharges

Huisjes, Martijn (2006) Uncertainties in the impacts of climate change on extreme high Meuse discharges.

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Abstract:The aim of this research is to assess the uncertainties of the climate change extreme high discharges of the river Meuse, identifying uncertainties in hydrological response and climate change. To do so the HBV Model has been used, the HBV-model is a rainfall-runoff model, which includes conceptual descriptions of hydrological processes at the catchment scale. The model has been developed by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. The schematization used was developed by Booij and has been modified to simulate extreme high discharges. The basis for the research consists of two studies performed by PRUDENCE, a project funded by the European Commission under its fifth framework programme. The results of these studies are climate change predictions for temperature and precipitation and uncertainties here in. The climate change data have been made applicable to the Meuse catchment with a climate change factor. The modified climate data set for the Meuse is expressed in the form of a normal distribution with a mean value and a standard deviation.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
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