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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1995
IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: HYDROLOGY
Moisture Deficit: Climate and Soil Data Integration in a GIS," K.B.
Matthews (Soils & Soil Microbiol. Div., Macaulay Land Use Res. Inst.,
Aberdeen, Scotland), A. MacDonald et al., Clim. Change,
28(3), 273-287, Nov. 1994.
Describes a Geographic Information System-based methodology for assessing
possible impacts of climate change on the susceptibility of Scottish soils to
drought, develops a method for mapping available water capacity, and presents
results for the year 2030.
Potential Evapotranspiration and Moisture Availability in the Mediterranean
Basin," J.P. Palutikof (Sch. Environ. Sci., Univ. E. Anglia, Norwich NR4
7TJ, UK), C.M. Goodess, X. Guo, Intl. J. Climatol., 14(8),
853-869, Oct. 1994.
Uses the results from four equilibrium-mode GCMs to present seasonal mean
scenarios of potential evapotranspiration per 1° C rise in global mean
temperature. Comparison of scenarios of the change in potential
evapotranspiration and scenarios of the change in precipitation indicates an
unfavorable shift in moisture availability.
Demand and Climate Change," S. Hartley (Geog. Dept., Univ. Denver, 2130 S.
Race St., Denver CO 80208), R.C. Harriss, T. Blanchard, Nat. Resour. Forum,
18(1), 55-62, Feb. 1994.
Presents a methodology to help understand options for managing urban water
demands under the uncertainties of climate change. Uses Nassau County, N.Y.,
(where groundwater is the only source for 1.3 million residents) as a case
study, and concludes that deficits projected for warmer climate scenarios may be
alleviated by increased conservation. For scenarios of decreased precipitation,
rationing may be necessary; therefore, for communities already experiencing
water problems, considering climate change in planning is prudent.
Discontinuities in Precipitation in the Central North American Prairie,"
P.R. Kemp (Phytotron, Duke Univ., Durham NC 27706), J.M. Cornelius, J.F.
Reynolds, Intl. J. Climatol., 14(5), 539-557, June 1994.
Identifies statistically significant discontinuities that appear to
represent shifts in regional climate during the last 115 years. All transitions
were associated with changes in May, June and July rainfall. The relatively
strong periodicity shown by the decadal discontinuities supports the contention
that drought climates are triggered or ended by a cyclic phenomenon.
Weather Type Simulation for Regional Climate Change Impact Assessment,"
R.L. Wilby (Dept. Geog., Univ. Derby, Derby DE22 1GB, UK), Water Resour.
Res., 30(12), 3395-3403, Dec. 1994.
Climate Change on Snow Accumulation and Melting in the Broye Catchment
(Switzerland)," F. Bultot (Hydrol. Sect., Royal Meteor. Inst., Brussels,
Belg.), D. Gellens et al., Clim. Change, 28(4), 339-363, Dec.
Simulations of Tasmanian Precipitation Using Multiple Nesting," J.L.
McGregor (CSIRO, Priv. Bag 1, Mordialloc, 3195 Vic., Australia), K. Walsh, J.
Geophys. Res., 99(D10), 20,889-20,905, Oct. 20, 1994.
Variability, Climatic Change, Runoff and Suspended Sediment Regimes in Northern
Canada," M. Woo (Dept. Geog., McMaster Univ., Hamilton ON L8S 4K1, UK),
S.B. McCann, Phys. Geog., 15(3), 201-226, May-June 1994.
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