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Volume 19, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4609–4618, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4609-2015
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4609–4618, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4609-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 20 Nov 2015

Research article | 20 Nov 2015

Climate change and its impacts on river discharge in two climate regions in China

H. Xu and Y. Luo

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This study quantified the climate impact on river discharge in the River Huangfuchuan in semi-arid northern China and the River Xiangxi in humid southern China. Climate projections showed trends toward warmer and wetter conditions, particularly for the River Huangfuchuan. The main projected hydrologic impact was a more pronounced increase in annual discharge in both catchments. Peak flows are projected to appear earlier than usual in the River Huangfuchuan and later than usual in River Xiangxi.
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