Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Research article 06 Nov 2017
Research article | 06 Nov 2017
Impact of ENSO regimes on developing- and decaying-phase precipitation during rainy season in China
Qing Cao et al.
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Claudia Canedo-Rosso, Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, Georg Pflug, Bruno Condori, and Ronny Berndtsson
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 995–1010,Short summary
Drought is a major natural hazard that causes large losses for farmers. This study evaluated drought severity based on a drought classification scheme using NDVI and LST, which was related to the ENSO anomalies. In addition, the spatial distribution of NDVI was associated with precipitation and air temperature at the local level. Our findings show that drought severity increases during El Niño years, and as a consequence the socio-economic drought risk of farmers will likely increase.
Hamideh Kazemi, Hossein Hashemi, Fatemeh Fadia Maghsood, Seyyed Hasan Hosseini, Ranjan Sarukkalige, Sadegh Jamali, and Ronny Berndtsson
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,
Preprint withdrawnShort summary
This paper uses the Budyko method to investigate mean annual streamflow changes, due to climate variation and human influence, in the important Karkheh River Basin in western Iran. The results show that the observed streamflow decrease in the Karkheh River is associated with both climate variation and human influence. The combination of increased irrigated area, reduction of forests and decreasing annual precipitation has significantly reduced streamflow in the basin.
Ramiro Pillco Zolá, Lars Bengtsson, Ronny Berndtsson, Belen Martí-Cardona, Frederic Satgé, Franck Timouk, Marie-Paule Bonnet, Luis Mollericon, Cesar Gamarra, and José Pasapera
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 657–668,Short summary
The evaporation was computed at a daily time step and compared with the estimated evaporation using mean monthly meteorological observations. We found that the most reliable method of determining the annual lake evaporation is using the heat balance approach.
Roohollah Noori, Mehrnaz Dodangeh, Ronny Berndtsson, Farhad Hooshyaripor, Jan Franklin Adamowski, Saman Javadi, and Akbar Baghvand
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,
Claudia Canedo Rosso, Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, Georg Pflug, Bruno Condori, and Ronny Berndtsson
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,
Manuscript not accepted for further reviewShort summary
An early warning system with a risk-based approach for drought assessment in the Bolivian Altiplano was established using satellite imagery data focusing on ENSO phases. During warm ENSO phase resulted a great difference in risk and crop yield. ENSO early warning forecasts and possible crop deficits could be established, including the identification of hotspots for the growing season. Our approach could lead a proactive approach for drought management that can include risk reduction instruments.
Zhenkuan Su, Zhenchun Hao, Michelle Ho, Upmanu Lall, Xun Sun, Xi Chen, and Longzeng Yan
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,
Manuscript not accepted for further reviewShort summary
We examined the potential to use the basin-scale rainfall to directly model the streamflow and evaluate the effect of dam operations on summer flow risk over Yangtze River Basin. The result show that floods and droughts experienced in the post dam period were amplified, driven, or alleviated. The approach demonstrated here enabled one to develop and test both the rainfall induced variations and changes due to human activities on a river.
H. Hashemi, C. B. Uvo, and R. Berndtsson
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4165–4181,Short summary
In order to evaluate the future water availability in an artificial recharge area located in arid Iran, different climate and water management scenarios were applied. This was done through the simulation of surface water and groundwater by numerical modeling. The results showed that the pumping scenarios have the most substantial effect on groundwater level and continuation of current pumping rate would lead to a total depletion of the aquifer in the upcoming decade.
H. Hashemi, R. Berndtsson, M. Kompani-Zare, and M. Persson
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 637–650,
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This study analyzed the rainy-season precipitation in China influenced by various ENSO types. The precipitation anomalies were investigated under different ENSO types, which may be attributed to the combined influence of anti-cyclone in the western North Pacific and the Indian monsoon. The results improve the understanding of linkages between the precipitation and global teleconnection patterns. The results suggest a certain predictability of flood and drought related to different ENSO types.
This study analyzed the rainy-season precipitation in China influenced by various ENSO types....