Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3967–3985, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3967-2016

Special issue: HYPER Droughts (HYdrological Precipitation – Evaporation...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3967–3985, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3967-2016
Research article
27 Sep 2016
Research article | 27 Sep 2016

A three-pillar approach to assessing climate impacts on low flows

Gregor Laaha et al.

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We present a framework for assessing climate impacts on future low flows that combines different sources of information termed pillars. To illustrate the framework, three pillars are chosen: low-flow observation, climate observations and climate projections. By combining different sources of information we aim at more robust projections than obtained from each pillar alone. The viability of the framework is illustrated for four example catchments from Austria.