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Title (Primary) A 500-year annual runoff reconstruction for 14 selected European catchments
Author Nasreen, S.; Součková, M.; Vargas Godoy, M.R.; Singh, U.; Markonis, Y.; Kumar, R.; Rakovec, O.; Hanel, M.
Journal Earth System Science Data
Year 2022
Department ISOBIO; CHS
Volume 14
Issue 9
Page From 4035
Page To 4056
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
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Abstract Since the beginning of this century, Europe has been experiencing severe drought events (2003,
2007, 2010, 2018 and 2019) which have had adverse impacts on various sectors, such as agriculture, forestry,
water management, health and ecosystems. During the last few decades, projections of the impact of climate
change on hydroclimatic extremes have often been used for quantification of changes in the characteristics of
these extremes. Recently, the research interest has been extended to include reconstructions of hydroclimatic
conditions to provide historical context for present and future extremes. While there are available reconstructions
of temperature, precipitation, drought indicators, or the 20th century runoff for Europe, multi-century annual
runoff reconstructions are still lacking. In this study, we have used reconstructed precipitation and temperature
data, Palmer Drought Severity Index and available observed runoff across 14 European catchments in order
to develop annual runoff reconstructions for the period 1500–2000 using two data-driven and one conceptual
lumped hydrological model. The comparison to observed runoff data has shown a good match between the
reconstructed and observed runoff and their characteristics, particularly deficit volumes. On the other hand,
the validation of input precipitation fields revealed an underestimation of the variance across most of Europe,
which is propagated into the reconstructed runoff series. The reconstructed runoff is available via Figshare,
an open-source scientific data repository, under the DOI, (Sadaf
et al., 2021).
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Nasreen, S., Součková, M., Vargas Godoy, M.R., Singh, U., Markonis, Y., Kumar, R., Rakovec, O., Hanel, M. (2022):
A 500-year annual runoff reconstruction for 14 selected European catchments
Earth Syst. Sci. Data 14 (9), 4035 - 4056