Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1017–1032, 2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1017–1032, 2018

Research article 07 Feb 2018

Research article | 07 Feb 2018

Climate change alters low flows in Europe under global warming of 1.5, 2, and 3 °C

Andreas Marx et al.


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Short summary
Hydrological low flows are affected under different levels of future global warming (i.e. 1.5, 2, and 3 K). The multi-model ensemble results show that the change signal amplifies with increasing warming levels. Low flows decrease in the Mediterranean, while they increase in the Alpine and Northern regions. The changes in low flows are significant for regions with relatively large change signals and under higher levels of warming. Adaptation should make use of change and uncertainty information.