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    Climate change and catchment hydrology

    Murphy, Conor (2013) Climate change and catchment hydrology. In: Ireland’s climate: the road ahead. Met Éireann, Dublin, pp. 63-70. ISBN 978-0-9521232-6-2

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    Climate change is expected to alter catchment hydrology through changes in extremes of flooding and drought. River catchments are complex, dynamic systems and it is important to develop our understanding of how these systems are likely to respond to changes in climate. Work is ongoing in using EC-Earth simulations to further our understanding of how climate change will affect catchment hydrology and flood risk. In Ireland, the importance of this task is emphasised given the widespread socio-economic impacts of recent flood events. This chapter reviews recent Irish research concerning the hydrological impacts of climate change.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units; ICARUS; catchment hydrology; climate change; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 4890
    Depositing User: Conor Murphy
    Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 15:47
    Publisher: Met Éireann
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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