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The attribution of changes in streamflow to climate and land use change for 472 catchments in the United States and Australia

Schipper, T.C. (2017) The attribution of changes in streamflow to climate and land use change for 472 catchments in the United States and Australia.

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Abstract:Climate change and land use change are ongoing features which affect the hydrological regime by changing the rainfall partitioning into actual evapotranspiration and runoff. A data-based method has been previously developed to attribute changes in streamflow to climate and land use change. Since this method has not been often applied, a large sample atribution study by applying this method to catchments in different parts of the world will provide more insight in the water partitioning and will evaluate the attribution method. The results can be used by water managers of the studied catchments to obtain the main reason for changes in streamflow.The used method is applicable to a large sample set of catchments because it is a relatively fast method and it can provide quantitative results. The objective of this study is to apply a non-modelling attribution method to attribute changes instreamflow to climate change and land use change to a large sample set of catchments in different parts of the world and to evaluate the used method. 472 catchments in the United States and Australia are selected to apply the attribution method.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73195
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