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Hydrological simulations in the Rhine basin
by B. van den Hurk (KNMI), J. Beersma (KNMI), G. Lenderink (KNMI),

Simulations with regional climate models (RCMs), carried out for the Rhine basin, have been analyzed in the context of implications of the possible future discharge of the Rhine river. In a first analysis, the runoff generated by the RCMs is compared to observations, in order to detect the way the RCMs treat anomalies in precipitation in their land surface component. A second analysis is devoted to the frequency distribution of area averaged precipitation, and the impact of selection of various driving global climate models. Keywords: Regional climate modelling; hydrological budget; Rhine basin

Bibliographic data
Hurk, B. van den, J. Beersma and G. Lenderink, Hydrological simulations in the Rhine basin
Water Science and Technology, 2005, 51, 5, 1-4.
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