Articles | Volume 21, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 133–151, 2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 133–151, 2017

Research article 09 Jan 2017

Research article | 09 Jan 2017

Planning for climate change impacts on hydropower in the Far North

Jessica E. Cherry et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Aug 2016) by Stefan Uhlenbrook
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (07 Nov 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (27 Nov 2016) by Stefan Uhlenbrook
Short summary
We know that climate is changing quickly in the Far North (the Arctic and sub-Arctic). Hydropower continues to grow in this region because water resources are perceived to be plentiful. However, with changes in glacier extent and permafrost, and more extreme events, will those resources prove reliable into the future? This study amasses the evidence that quantitative hydrology modeling and uncertainty assessment have matured to the point where they should be used in water resource planning.