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  Information - HS13 Linking climate change modelling to impacts studies: downscaling techniques for hydrological impact studies (co-listed in AS & CL)

Event Information
There is a scale mismatch between climate model outputs and catchment scale hydrological modelling; commonly addressed by the use of downscaling techniques. This session will explore new developments in the linkage between coarse-scale climate modelling and local-scale hydrological impacts studies. Papers would be welcomed that address the development of: (a) new downscaling techniques, (b) probabilistic downscaled scenario development, (c) using regional climate model output as an intermediate step in downscaling, i.e. statistical-dynamical downscaling (d) the production of downscaled scenarios for time periods outside the simulated climate model time-slice (pattern scaling), (e) development of bias-correction techniques in dynamical downscaling, (f) the downscaling of extremes, interannual variability and other statistics than mean climate, (g) the inter-comparison of different downscaling techniques for hydrological impact studies, (h) new frameworks for the integration of probabilistic climate information and downscaling.

The session will focus on how these developments are and can be used in hydrological impact studies, and what interactions must be developed between the hydrological impacts and climate modelling communities to further progress this area. It will take a community-wide effort to address the technical challenges and opportunities posed by these new types of climate change information with the aim of producing a workable framework for probabilistic climate scenarios for impact studies.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Dr. Rob Wilby


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