Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 487–504, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-487-2015
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 487–504, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-487-2015

Research article 10 Mar 2015

Research article | 10 Mar 2015

Future discharge drought across climate regions around the world modelled with a synthetic hydrological modelling approach forced by three general circulation models

N. Wanders and H. A. J. Van Lanen

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In this study a conceptual hydrological model was forced by three general circulation models for the SRES A2 emission scenario and compared to the WATCH Forcing data set. Hydrological drought characteristics (duration and severity) were calculated on a global scale. It was found that both drought duration and severity will increase in multiple regions, which will lead to a higher impact of drought events, which urges water resources managers to timely design pro-active measures.
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