GCMs・ダウンスケーリング・水文モデルに起因する温暖化影響評価の不確実性 UNCERTAINTIES IN CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT CAUSED BY GCMS, DOWNSCALING TECHNIQUES, AND HYDROLOGIC MODELS

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We investigated uncertainties in climate change impact assessment caused by general circulation models (GCMs), downscaling techniques, and hydrologic models. Two GCMs (MRI-CGCM2 and CCSR/NIES/ FRCGC-MIROC) under the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Emission Scenarios (SRES) A2 scenario were dynamically downscaled to the Seyhan River Basin in Turkey. The downscaled data covered 10-year present (1990s) and 10-year future (2070s) time-slices and were used as inputs for two hydrologic models: the Simple Biosphere including Urban Canopy (SiBUC) model and the Tank Model. Results are summarized as follows. (1) There were huge uncertainties in the future projections by the GCMs. Therefore, the range of future projections should be shown using results from various GCMs. (2) Since there were huge errors in the dynamically downscaled data, bias-correction was necessary when using such data to assess climate change. (3) Like GCMs, hydrologic models can cause uncertainties. The performance of hydrologic models should be examined using maximum past flood and drought data, or multiple hydrologic models should be used to show the range of projections.

Journal

  • PROCEEDINGS OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING

    PROCEEDINGS OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING 52, 373-378, 2008

    Japan Society of Civil Engineers

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004044041
  • Text Lang
    UNK
  • ISSN
    0916-7374
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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