Hydropower impact on the river flow of a humid regional climate

Hunt J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1840-7277, Falchetta G, Zakeri B ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9647-2878, Nascimento A, Schneider PS, Weber NAB, Mesquita ALA, Barbosa PSF, et al. (2020). Hydropower impact on the river flow of a humid regional climate. Climatic Change DOI:10.1007/s10584-020-02828-w.

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Abstract

Land use and water management have considerable impacts on regional climates. This paper proposes that in humid regions with low wind patterns the construction of hydropower storage reservoirs contributes to the increases in the probability of precipitation in the regional climate. This observation has been tested with a methodology that calculates the cumulative influence of reservoir construction in the basins surrounding with a proposed index named Cumulative Impact of Existing Reservoirs, and compares this index with the historical flow of the rivers. It was found that the construction of reservoirs in Brazil had a considerable impact on its river flows.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Energy (ENE)
Water (WAT)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 10:07
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2020 05:00
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16676

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