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Exploring hydroclimatic change disparity via the Budyko framework

van der Velde, Y. and Vercauteren, N. and Jaramillo, F. and Dekker, S.C. and Destouni, G. and Lyon, S.W. (2014) Exploring hydroclimatic change disparity via the Budyko framework. Hydrological Processes, 28 (13). pp. 4110-4118. ISSN 1099-1085

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The Budyko framework characterizes landscape water cycles as function of climate. We used this framework to identify regions with contrasting hydroclimatic change during the past 50 years in Sweden. This analysis revealed three distinct regions: the mountains, the forests, and areas with agriculture. Each region responded markedly different to recent climate and anthropogenic changes, and within each region we identified the most sensitive sub-regions. These results highlight the need for regional differentiation in climate change adaptation strategies to protect vulnerable ecosystems and freshwater resources. Further, the Budyko curve moved systematically towards its water and energy limits, indicating augmentation of the water cycle driven by changing vegetation, climate and human interactions. This finding challenges the steady state assumption of the Budyko curve and therefore its ability to predict future water cycles. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
ID Code:1301
Deposited By: Ulrike Eickers
Deposited On:04 Jul 2013 09:28
Last Modified:20 Aug 2014 13:57

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