Articles | Volume 20, issue 10
Research article
11 Oct 2016
Research article |  | 11 Oct 2016

Relative impacts of land use and climate change on summer precipitation in the Netherlands

Emma Daniels, Geert Lenderink, Ronald Hutjes, and Albert Holtslag


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (21 Jul 2016) by Bettina Schaefli
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Sep 2016) by Bettina Schaefli
Short summary
Using a weather model, we find that historic and future land use changes have a smaller effect (decrease) on summer precipitation in the Netherlands than climate change has (increase). As a result, precipitation will likely continue to increase over the coming decades. Nevertheless, in the Netherlands the influence of land surface changes on summer precipitation is not negligible and counters the effect of climate change, especially for extreme precipitation.