Multilevel Computer Model of World Development System: User Oriented Descriptions. A Series: Part VI. Model of Global Water Cycle on Regional Basis

Fischer, G. (1975) Multilevel Computer Model of World Development System: User Oriented Descriptions. A Series: Part VI. Model of Global Water Cycle on Regional Basis. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, WP-75-134

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Abstract

The Water Model is intended to provide an estimation of the long range development of global water cycles. The model consists essentially of a demand and supply submodel. The demand part is determined by the economic development, degree of industrialization, type and intensity of agriculture and population level. The supply side is represented in terms of surface water, ocean and sea water, ground water and the water in the atmosphere.

By specifying appropriate scenaria the user of the model can investigate the effects of different growth rates for population and economic growth on the regional water cycle. In order to account for the great importance of cooling water for thermoelectrical power generation, installed power capacity is treated as a scenario variable in the model.

It should be pointed out that the model in it's present state is a water quantity model, and does not explicitly deal with the water quality.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:41
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2016 18:14
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/294

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