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Assessing Uncertainty of Water Availability in a Central-European River Basin (Elbe) Under Climate Change

Hattermann, Fred Fokko and Post, Joachim and Krysanova, Valentina and Conradt, Tobias and Wechsung, Frank (2008) Assessing Uncertainty of Water Availability in a Central-European River Basin (Elbe) Under Climate Change. Advances in Climate Change Research, 4, pp. 42-50. ISSN 1673-1719.

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Abstract

The Elbe region is representative of humid to semi-humid landscapes in Central Europe, where water availability during the summer season is the limiting factor for plant growth and crop yields, especially in the loess areas with high crop productivity having annual precipitation lower than 500 mm. This paper summarizes the results of the first phase of the GLOWA (GLObal WAter)-Elbe project and tries to assess the reliability of water supply in the German part of the Elbe river basin for the next 50 years, a time scale relevant for the implementation of water and land use management plans. One focus of the study was developing scenarios which are consistent with climate and land use changes considering possible uncertainties. The concluding result of the study is that nature and communities in parts of Central Europe will have to deal with considerably lower water resources under scenario conditions.

Document Type:Article
Title:Assessing Uncertainty of Water Availability in a Central-European River Basin (Elbe) Under Climate Change
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Hattermann, Fred FokkoPotsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Post, JoachimJoachim.Post@dlr.de
Krysanova, ValentinaPotsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Conradt, TobiasPotsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Wechsung, FrankPotsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Date:2008
Journal or Publication Title:Advances in Climate Change Research
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:4
Page Range:pp. 42-50
ISSN:1673-1719
Status:Published
Keywords:water resources; land use change; climate change; vegetation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Zivile Kriseninformation und Georisiken (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Environment and Security
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Joachim Post
Deposited On:16 Jan 2009
Last Modified:22 Jul 2013 09:05

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