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Statistical downscaling of daily mean temperature, pan evaporation and precipitation for climate change scenarios in Haihe River, China
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Climatology, ISSN 0177-798X, E-ISSN 1434-4483, Vol. 99, no 1-2, 149-161 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A statistical downscaling method (SDSM) was evaluated by simultaneously downscaling air temperature, evaporation, and precipitation in Haihe River basin, China. The data used for evaluation were large-scale atmospheric data encompassing daily NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data and the daily mean climate model results for scenarios A2 and B2 of the HadCM3 model. Selected as climate variables for downscaling were measured daily mean air temperature, pan evaporation, and precipitation data (1961-2000) from 11 weather stations in the Haihe River basin. The results obtained from SDSM showed that: (1) the pattern of change in and numerical values of the climate variables can be reasonably simulated, with the coefficients of determination between observed and downscaled mean temperature, pan evaporation, and precipitation being 99%, 93%, and 73%, respectively; (2) systematic errors existed in simulating extreme events, but the results were acceptable for practical applications; and (3) the mean air temperature would increase by about 0.7A degrees C during 2011 similar to 2040; the total annual precipitation would decrease by about 7% in A2 scenario but increase by about 4% in B2 scenario; and there were no apparent changes in pan evaporation. It was concluded that in the next 30 years, climate would be warmer and drier, extreme events could be more intense, and autumn might be the most distinct season among all the changes.

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2010. Vol. 99, no 1-2, 149-161 p.
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Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-120787DOI: 10.1007/s00704-009-0129-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-120787DiVA: diva2:304152
Chong-yu Xu har adress University of Oslo på artikelnAvailable from: 2010-03-17 Created: 2010-03-16 Last updated: 2010-08-18Bibliographically approved

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