Soil moisture and runoff droughts in a changing climate (Czech Science Foundation)

Investigator: doc. Ing. Martin Hanel Ph.D. (FŽP)
Budget: total 228,43 thousand EUR, CZU 116,11 thousand EUR
Time solutions: 2016–2018

Project is focused on research of increase in temperature together with changes in amount and seasonal distribution of precipitation implies change in characteristics of droughts. The significance of impact in different sectors (e.g. agriculture, water supply) relates to changes at various temporal scales, e.g. spring drought has much larger impact on agriculture than winter drought, water supply might not be threatened by single seasonal drought, while a series of dry years might result in serious shortage. In the project an ensemble of climate models and standard bias correction methods are capable of representing observed characteristics of droughts at a range of temporal scales.

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