Journal article

Review: Can temperature be used to inform changes to flood extremes with global warming?

Conrad Wasko

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences | Published : 2021


As climate change alters flood risk, there is a need to project changes in flooding for water resource management, infrastructure design and planning. The use of observed temperature relationships for informing changes in hydrologic extremes takes many forms, from simple proportional change approaches to conditioning stochastic rainfall generation on observed temperatures. Although generally focused on understanding changes to precipitation, there is an implied transfer of information gained from precipitation-temperature sensitivities to flooding as extreme precipitation is often responsible for flooding. While reviews of precipitation-temperature sensitivities and the non-stationarity of f..

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