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dc.contributor.authorWasko, C
dc.contributor.authorSharma, A
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-18T04:16:08Z
dc.date.available2020-12-18T04:16:08Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-11
dc.identifierpii: 10.1038/s41598-017-08481-1
dc.identifier.citationWasko, C. & Sharma, A. (2017). Global assessment of flood and storm extremes with increased temperatures.. Sci Rep, 7 (1), pp.7945-. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-08481-1.
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/256121
dc.description.abstractThere is overwhelming consensus that the intensity of heavy precipitation events is increasing in a warming world. It is generally expected such increases will translate to a corresponding increase in flooding. Here, using global data sets for non-urban catchments, we investigate the sensitivity of extreme daily precipitation and streamflow to changes in daily temperature. We find little evidence to suggest that increases in heavy rainfall events at higher temperatures result in similar increases in streamflow, with most regions throughout the world showing decreased streamflow with higher temperatures. To understand why this is the case, we assess the impact of the size of the catchment and the rarity of the event. As the precipitation event becomes more extreme and the catchment size becomes smaller, characteristics such as the initial moisture in the catchment become less relevant, leading to a more consistent response of precipitation and streamflow extremes to temperature increase. Our results indicate that only in the most extreme cases, for smaller catchments, do increases in precipitation at higher temperatures correspond to increases in streamflow.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.titleGlobal assessment of flood and storm extremes with increased temperatures.
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41598-017-08481-1
melbourne.affiliation.departmentInfrastructure Engineering
melbourne.source.titleScientific Reports
melbourne.source.volume7
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages7945-
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1313600
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5554193
melbourne.contributor.authorWasko, Conrad
dc.identifier.eissn2045-2322
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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