Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6043–6057, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6043-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6043–6057, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6043-2018

Research article 27 Nov 2018

Research article | 27 Nov 2018

A simple tool for refining GCM water availability projections, applied to Chinese catchments

Joe M. Osborne and F. Hugo Lambert

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (13 Aug 2018) by Luis Samaniego
AR by Joe Osborne on behalf of the Authors (25 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (16 Oct 2018) by Luis Samaniego
AR by Joe Osborne on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Nov 2018) by Luis Samaniego
AR by Joe Osborne on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We want to estimate how much water will be available in a river basin (runoff) at the end of the 21st century. Climate models alone are considered unsuitable for this task due to biases in representing the present-day climate. We show that the output from these models can be corrected using a simple mathematical framework. This approach narrows the range of future runoff projections for the Yellow river in China by 34 %. It serves as a quick tool for updating projections from climate models.