Effect of Climate Change on River Flows and Groundwater Recharge, A Practical Methodology: Use of Climate Change Scenario Data at a Catchment Level

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Price: £200  

This report provides background information on using the United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP02) climate scenarios (Hulme, et al., 2002) and catchment scale climate scenario data developed as the deliverable from Task 1of  this research project.

An Excel spreadsheet accompanies the report and provides monthly temperature, rainfall and potential evapotranspiration (PET) factors for 190 individual or groups of river catchments in the UK. The catchment boundaries used were Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy (CAMS) areas in England and Wales and Water Framework Directive (WFD) sub-basins in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The major benefit of the Excel spreadsheet is that it removes the need for individual water resources studies to interpolate the UKCIP02 50km2 data to derive catchment rainfall and PET climate change factors. It also provides a consistent data set that can be used by UK Water Service Providers and Regulators.



UKWIR Reference :- 05/CL/04/3Published Date :- 16/05/2005
Retail Price (£) :- 200ISBN :- 1-84057-373-2


Supporting Material and Reports

 Effect of Climate Chagne on River Flows and Groundwater Recharge A Practival Methodology : Use of Climate Chnage Scenario Data at Catchment Level CD