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Impacts of climate change on the hydrometeorological characteristics of the soan river basin, pakistan

Usman, Muhammad; Ndehedehe, Christopher E.; Manzanas, Rodrigo; Ahmad, Burhan; Adeyeri, Oluwafemi E. 1
1 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The global hydrological cycle is vulnerable to changing climatic conditions, especially in developing regions, which lack abundant resources and management of freshwater resources. This study evaluates the impacts of climate change on the hydrological regime of the Chirah and Dhoke Pathan sub catchments of the Soan River Basin (SRB), in Pakistan, by using the climate models included in the NEX-GDDP dataset and the hydrological model HBV-light. After proper calibration and validation, the latter is forced with NEX-GDDP inputs to simulate a historic and a future (under the RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5 emission scenarios) streamflow. Multiple evaluation criteria were employed to find the best performing NEX-GDDP models. A different ensemble was produced for each sub catchment by including the five best performing NEX-GDDP GCMs (ACCESS1-0, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, MIROC5, and MRI-CGCM3 for Chirah and BNU-ESM, CCSM4, GFDL-CM3. IPSL-CM5A-LR and NorESM1-M for Dhoke Pathan). Our results show that the streamflow is projected to decrease significantly for the two sub catchments, highlighting the vulnerability of the SRB to climate change.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000135840
Veröffentlicht am 27.07.2021
DOI: 10.3390/atmos12060792
Zitationen: 12
Zitationen: 13
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Zukunftscampus (CAMPUS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2073-4433
KITopen-ID: 1000135840
Erschienen in Atmosphere
Verlag MDPI
Band 12
Heft 6
Seiten 792
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