Articles | Volume 25, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2353–2371, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2353-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2353–2371, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2353-2021

Research article 03 May 2021

Research article | 03 May 2021

Projected changes in Rhine River flood seasonality under global warming

Erwin Rottler et al.

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The mesoscale hydrological model (mHM) forced with an ensemble of climate projection scenarios was used to assess potential future changes in flood seasonality in the Rhine River basin. Results indicate that future changes in flood characteristics are controlled by increases in precipitation sums and diminishing snowpacks. The decreases in snowmelt can counterbalance increasing precipitation, resulting in only small and transient changes in streamflow maxima.