Campus Units

Agronomy, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-15-2000

Journal or Book Title

Geophysical Research Letters

Volume

27

Issue

8

First Page

1199

Last Page

1202

DOI

10.1029/1999GL006078

Abstract

Daily rainfall and surface temperature series were simulated for the Animas River basin, Colorado using dynamically and statistically downscaled output from the National Center for Environmental Prediction/ National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP/NCAR) re-analysis. A distributed hydrological model was then applied to the downscaled data. Relative to raw NCEP output, downscaled climate variables provided more realistic simulations of basin scale hydrology. However, the results highlight the sensitivity of modeled processes to the choice of downscaling technique, and point to the need for caution when interpreting future hydrological scenarios.

Comments

This article is from Geophysical Research Letters 27 (2000): 1199-1202, doi:10.1029/1999GL006078. Posted with permission.

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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