publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in Taiwan

An-Yuan Tsai; Wen-Cheng Huang;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, volume 22, page 507 (issn: 1017-0839, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Chinese Geoscience Union
Abstract
This paper establishes a comprehensive assessment model to measure the regional impact of climate change on Taiwan¡¦s water resources. Working from future rainfall data simulated by Japan¡¦s high-resolution GCM model JMA/MRI TL959L60 in a SRES-A1B scenario, we first apply climate change to an assessment model of renewable water resources to estimate the volume of renewable water resources on a regional basis. We then conduct a water resources system simulation based on estimates of future water needs, regional reservoir effective capacity and renewable water resource volume. This paper uses three water resource assessment indicators: the annual water utilization...
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free text keywords: Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous), Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, GCM, Renewable water resources, Fuzzy comprehensive assessment, Environmental science, Water scarcity, GCM transcription factors, Water resources, Renewable energy, business.industry, business, Water conservation, Climate change, Water resource management, Water use, Precipitation, lcsh:Geography (General), lcsh:G1-922, lcsh:Geology, lcsh:QE1-996.5
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