Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Research article 25 Mar 2021
Research article | 25 Mar 2021
Spatialized flood resilience measurement in rapidly urbanized coastal areas with a complex semi-arid environment in northern Morocco
Narjiss Satour et al.
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Alexandre Tuel, Nabil El Moçayd, Moulay Driss Hasnaoui, and Elfatih A. B. Eltahir
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,
Revised manuscript under review for HESSShort summary
Snowmelt in the High Atlas is critical for irrigation in Morocco, but is threatened by climate change. We assess future trends in High Atlas snowpack by modeling it under historical and future climate scenarios, and estimate their impact on runoff. We find that the combined warming and drying will result in a roughly 80 % decline in snowpack, a 5–30 % decrease in runoff efficiency and 50–60 % decline in runoff under a business-as-usual scenario.
Nabil El Moçayd, Suchul Kang, and Elfatih A. B. Eltahir
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1467–1483,Short summary
The present work addresses the impact of climate change on the Water Highway project in Morocco. This project aims to transfer 860 × 106 m3 yr−1 of water from the north to the south. As the project is very sensitive to the availability of water in the northern regions, we evaluate its feasibility under different future climate change scenarios: under a pessimistic climate scenario, the project is infeasible; however, under an optimistic scenario a rescaled version might be feasible.
Laurent Dezileau, Angel Pérez-Ruzafa, Philippe Blanchemanche, Jean-Philippe Degeai, Otmane Raji, Philippe Martinez, Concepcion Marcos, and Ulrich Von Grafenstein
Clim. Past, 12, 1389–1400,Short summary
Amongst the most devastating marine catastrophes that can occur in coastal areas are storms and tsunamis, which may seriously endanger human society. In a sediment core from the Mar Menor (SE Spain), we discovered eight coarse-grained layers which document marine incursions during periods of intense storm activity or tsunami events. These periods of surge events seem to coincide with the coldest periods in Europe during the late Holocene, suggesting a control by a climatic mechanism.
O. Raji, L. Dezileau, U. Von Grafenstein, S. Niazi, M. Snoussi, and P. Martinez
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 203–211,
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