METEOROLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL CHANGES BASED ON EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY (2017)

J. MIKA

DOI: 10.24193/AWC2017_28

 

ABSTRACT. Meteorological and Hydrological Changes Based on European Environment Agency (2017). Regional climate model (RCM) results could not be duly represented by the IPCC 2013 Report, focusing mostly on global climate models (GCM). The aim of our study is to provide a literature insight into these types of results, based on the recent Report by the EEA (2017). After a brief comparison of the GCMs and RCMs, averages of short- and long-term projections of temperature and precipitation changes are provided. Hydrological changes are represented by run-off, mountain glaciers and snow mass. These and other, non-hydrological impacts are also listed from the Report. This short review, delimited by the length, page size and colouring of the hardcopy, is finishing by the experienced destruction caused by the weather extremes over Europe. The original sources, together with the EEA quotations are referred.

Keywords: climate change, Europe, RCM, extreme events, hydrological impacts

 

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