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Quantification of hydrologic impacts of climate change in a Mediterranean basin in Sardinia, Italy, through high-resolution simulations


Abstract Future climate projections robustly indicate that the Mediterranean region will experience a significant decrease of mean annual precipitation and an increase in temperature. These changes are expected to seriously affect the hydrologic regime, with a limitation of water availability and an intensification of hydrologic extremes, and to negatively impact local economies. In this study, we quantify the hydrologic impacts of climate change in the Rio Mannu basin (RMB), an agricultural watershed of 472.5 km[superscript 2] in Sardinia, Italy. To simulate the wide range of runoff generation mechanisms typical of Mediterranean basins, we adopted a physically based, distributed hydrologic model. The high-resolution forcings in reference and future... (more)
Created Date 2014-12-15
Contributor Piras, M. (Author) / Mascaro, Giuseppe (ASU author) / Deidda, R. (Author) / Vivoni, Enrique (ASU author) / Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment / Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Series HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES
Type Text
Extent 17 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.5194/hess-18-5201-2014 / ISSN: 1607-7938 / ISSN: 1027-5606
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Citation Piras, M., Mascaro, G., Deidda, R., & Vivoni, E. R. (2014). Quantification of hydrologic impacts of climate change in a Mediterranean basin in Sardinia, Italy, through high-resolution simulations. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18(12), 5201-5217. doi:10.5194/hess-18-5201-2014
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