Water circles—a tool to assess and communicate the water cycle

Smilovic, M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9651-8821, Burek, P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6390-8487, Fridman, D. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3908-3571, Guillaumot, L., de Bruijn, J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3961-6382, Greve, P., Wada, Y. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4770-2539, Tang, T. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2867-9241, et al. (2024). Water circles—a tool to assess and communicate the water cycle. Environmental Research Letters 19 (2) e021003. 10.1088/1748-9326/ad18de.

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‘Water circles’ are presented as flexible water cycle diagrams aggregating the flows through a system for a specific region and time period, categorized by flow type and organized by magnitude. Water circles for an entire system and separate storage components can be interpreted as water cycle speedometers and can help compare and communicate different climate and human impacts on different regions, time periods, and storage components. Water circles can facilitate comparisons between hydrological models and other methods for deriving water balances.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydrological cycle; hydrological modelling; impact assessment; model development; science communication; science education; water cycle
Research Programs: Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR)
Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) > Water Security (WAT)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2024 08:40
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2024 08:40
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/19434

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