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Book Section: ID no. (ISBN etc.):  ISBN 978-3-642-12956-8 BibTeX citation key:  Christoph2010
Christoph, M., Fink, A. H., Paeth, H., Born, K., Kerschgens, M. & Piecha, K. (2010) Climate scenarios. IN Impacts of Global Change on the Hydrological Cycle in West and Northwest Africa.
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Categories: General
Creators: Born, Christoph, Fink, Kerschgens, Paeth, Piecha
Publisher: Springer
Collection: Impacts of Global Change on the Hydrological Cycle in West and Northwest Africa

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The principal method of generating regional climate scenarios is explained. Based on a hierarchy of climate models and different downscaling techniques, an understanding of atmospheric processes, and historical climate data, three alternative scenarios are developed for the river catchments under investigation and their sub-regions. The outcomes of this process are qualitative and quantitative storylines for use by non-climate experts. Results from a dynamical and statistical regionalization approach using the REMO model are discussed for Benin. For Morocco, the alternative statistico-dynamical approach is outlined. In the final section, the methods are critically reviewed in term of their suitability for climate impact studies.
Added by: Andreas Fink    Last Edited by: Boichard Jean-Luc