Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1245–1261, 2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1245–1261, 2019

Research article 06 Mar 2019

Research article | 06 Mar 2019

Multimodel assessments of human and climate impacts on mean annual streamflow in China

Xingcai Liu et al.

Data sets

ISIMIP2a Simulation Data from Water (global) Sector Simon Gosling, Hannes Müller Schmied, Richard Betts, Jinfeng Chang, Philippe Ciais, Rutger Dankers, Petra Döll, Stephanie Eisner, Martina Flörke, Dieter Gerten, Manolis Grillakis, Naota Hanasaki, Stefan Hagemann, Maoyi Huang, Zhongwei Huang, Sonia Jerez, Hyungjun Kim, Aristeidis Koutroulis, Guoyong Leng, Xingcai Liu, Yoshimitsu Masaki, Pedro Montavez, Catherine Morfopoulos, Taikan Oki, Lamprini Papadimitriou, Yadu Pokhrel, Felix T. Portmann, Rene Orth, Sebastian Ostberg, Yusuke Satoh, Sonia Seneviratne, Philipp Sommer, Tobias Stacke, Qiuhong Tang, Ioannis Tsanis, Yoshihide Wada, Tian Zhou, Matthias Büchner, Jacob Schewe, Fang Zhao

Short summary
Human activities associated with water resource management have significantly increased in China during the past decades. This assessment helps us understand how streamflow has been affected by climate and human activities in China. Our analyses indicate that the climate impact has dominated streamflow changes in most areas, and human activities (in terms of water withdrawals) have increasingly decreased streamflow in the northern basins of China which are vulnerable to future climate change.